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European Supply of SAfe NUclear Fuel

European Supply of SAfe NUclear Fuel

Objective

The overall aim of the project is to create greater security of energy supply and contribute to the security of supply of nuclear fuel for Russian designed pressurized water reactors (VVER) operating in the EU by diversification of fuel sources in the short / medium term and in full compliance with nuclear safety standards. By that, the project addresses the topic NFRP 16 – 2015. The scientific objectives of the proposed project include increased knowledge concerning the behaviour of the VVER-440 fuel during operation. State-of-the-art methods will be verified against an extensive database, including operating experience from several VVER-440 reactors as well as a number of other reactor designs and a wide range of operating conditions. The ability to accurately predict the fuel behaviour will be improved and thereby also the safety margins.
New knowledge as well as identification of needs of technology development and improvements will be created in the fields of technologies for mechanical design, thermo-mechanical fuel rod design, and safety analysis for VVER fuel. In addition to the technological advances, the project will identify the variation in licensing requirements between the authorities in the different countries. Through such identification, it will become clear that standardization would be beneficial and will foster a dialogue between the authorities/regulatory bodies. The new knowledge will be exploited through innovation processes but will also be used for further research and recommendation to policy makers as well as for creating impact among the target groups of the project. Results will be presented to the members of the VVER community, i.e. the utilities, universities and other organizations with close links to the nuclear energy industry. Articles and papers presenting the work and the results of the project will be targeted for nuclear industry, magazines and conferences.

Coordinator

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC SWEDEN AB

Address

Utvecklingsgrand 33
72163 Vasteras

Sweden

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 736 005

Participants (8)

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VUJE AS

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 140 210

UJV REZ, a. s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 203 905

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 302 500

NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 132 175

NUCLEOCON SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 178 125

NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER KHARKOV INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 112 750

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 181 368

ENUSA INDUSTRIAS AVANZADAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 66 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671546

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2017

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 053 913,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 053 913

Coordinated by:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC SWEDEN AB

Sweden