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Safe long term operation of light water reactors based on improved understanding of radiation effects in nuclear structural materials

Objective

The overall aim of the SOTERIA project is to improve the understanding of the ageing phenomena occurring in reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels and in the internal steels (internals) in order to provide crucial information to regulators and operators to ensure safe long-term operation (LTO) of existing European nuclear power plants (NPPs). SOTERIA has set up a collaborative research consortium which gathers the main European research centres and industrial partners who will combine advanced modelling tools with the exploitation of experimental data to focus on four technical objectives: i) to carry out experiments aiming to explore flux and fluence effects on RPV and internals in pressurised water reactors, ii) to assess the residual lifetime of RPV taking into account metallurgical heterogeneities, iii) to assess the effect of the chemical and radiation environment on cracking in internals and iv) to develop modelling tools and provide a single platform integrating developed modelling tools and experimental data for reassessment of structural components during NPPs lifetime. Building on industry-specific key questions and material, SOTERIA will fill current gaps in safety assessment related to ageing phenomena, by providing a set of modelling tools directly applicable in an industrial environment. Guidelines for better use of modelling, material testing reactors and surveillance data will also be an output of paramount importance. Another important parallel objective is the education of the nuclear engineering and research community of SOTERIA results to improve and harmonise knowledge about NPPs ageing and thereby ensure a high impact of project results. The knowledge and tools generated in SOTERIA will contribute to improving EU nuclear safety policy, to increasing the leadership of the EU in safety related equipment and information and to contribute to improved NPP safety world-wide. The SOTERIA proposal received the NUGENIA label on 10 August 2014.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Net EU contribution
€ 890 000,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 059 242,50

Participants (27)

Jacobs Clean Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 248 886,00
Address
Chelford Road Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford

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Region
North West (England) Cheshire Cheshire East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 248 886,50
AREVA NP SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 48 000,00
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 48 000,00
AREVA GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 97 957,00
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 116 209,25
ARTTIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 221 763,00
Address
39 Rue Des Mathurins
75008 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 365 963,00
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 364 462,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 159 381,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 169 777,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59000 Lille

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 500,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN NORMANDIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 141 567,00
Address
Rue Thomas Becket 1 Mont Saint Aignan
76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex

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Region
Normandie Haute-Normandie Seine-Maritime
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 119 501,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE LILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 35 400,00
Address
Cite Scientifique Avenue Mendeleiev
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 320,00
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 500 000,00
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 199 743,75
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 266 250,00
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 266 250,00
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 97 702,50
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 40 000,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 284 288,75
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 103 750,00
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 53 750,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 112 500,00
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 466 872,50
PHI-MECA ENGINEERING
France
Net EU contribution
€ 190 000,00
Address
Centre D'affaire Du Zenit L'arche, Rue De Sarlieve 34
63800 Cournon-d'auvergne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 55 000,00
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 208 656,00
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 224 531,50
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Avenida Montes De Oca 1
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 062,50
UJV REZ AS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 155 000,00
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec Rez

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 000,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 149 681,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 375,00
VATTENFALL AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Evenemangsgatan 13
169 56 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 80 000,00
Address
Boulevard De L Hopital 151
75013 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
FRAMATOME GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 254 043,00
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 285 495,75