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European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools

Objective

To improve the public acceptance of the future nuclear power in Europe we have to demonstrate that the new reactors have significantly higher safety level compared to traditional reactors. The ESFR-SMART project (European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools) aims at enhancing further the safety of Generation-IV SFRs and in particular of the commercial-size European Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR) in accordance with the ESNII roadmap and in close cooperation with the ASTRID program. The project aims at 5 specific objectives:
1) Produce new experimental data in order to support calibration and validation of the computational tools for each defence-in-depth level.
2) Test and qualify new instrumentations in order to support their utilization in the reactor protection system.
3) Perform further calibration and validation of the computational tools for each defence-in-depth level in order to support safety assessments of Generation-IV SFRs, using the data produced in the project as well as selected legacy data.
4) Select, implement and assess new safety measures for the commercial-size ESFR, using the GIF methodologies, the FP7 CP-ESFR project legacy, the calibrated and validated codes and being in accordance with the update of the European and international safety frameworks taking into account the Fukushima accident.
5) Strengthen and link together new networks, in particular, the network of the European sodium facilities and the network of the European students working on the SFR technology.
Close interactions with the main European and international SFR stakeholders (GIF, ARDECo, ESNII and IAEA) via the Advisory Review Panel will enable reviews and recommendations on the project’s progress as well as dissemination of the new knowledge created by the project. By addressing the industry, policy makers and general public, the project is expected to make a meaningful impact on economics, EU policy and society.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 575 934

Participants (19)

ENERGY, SAFETY AND RISK CONSULTANTS(UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 458
Address
Booths Park Chelford Road
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AREVA NP SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 4 443
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 676 641
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 806
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 52 300
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 225 500
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 124 381
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 747
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 473 563
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 52 125
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 242 690
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 646 625
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 890 781
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 129 770
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 201 125
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 66 094
Address
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 95 156
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 977
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAMATOME
France
EU contribution
€ 201 884
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)