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Towards European Licencing of Small Modular Reactors

Objective

ELSMOR (towards European Lisencing of Small MOdular Reactors) aims to create methods and tools for the European stakeholders to assess and verify the safety of light water small modular reactors (LW-SMR) that would be deployed in Europe.

ELSMOR advances the understanding and technological solutions pertaining to light water SMRs on several fronts:
• Collection, analysis, and dissemination of the information on the potential and challenges of Small Modular Reactors to various stakeholders, including the public, decision makers and regulators.
• Development of the high level methods to assess the safety of LW-SMRs
• Improvement of the European experimental research infrastructure to assist in the evaluation of the novel safety features of the future LW-SMRs.
• Improvement of the European nuclear safety analysis codes to demonstrate the capability to assess the safety of the future LW-SMRs

Establishing education and training in the field of innovative nuclear reactors for young professionals is also emphasized.

The ELSMOR project is built upon the expertise of the consortium that consists of technical support organizations, technical research centres, industrial partners, and universities with the long experience in European nuclear safety analysis and the development and implementation of innovative nuclear technologies. The industrial partners include utilities, small medium sized enterprises as well as the consortium currently developing the French LW-SMR (F-SMR design). The developers of European safety analysis tools and other computer codes use their well-established paths for exploitation of the improved and validated simulation tools.

The licencing approaches and methods would be expected to be directly utilized by SMR designers like the French consortium. The outcomes should make the licensing process more fluid and comprehensive; this should also be true from the regulator point of view.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 457 511,25

Participants (14)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 322 811,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare
Italy
EU contribution
€ 267 531
Address
Via Lambruschini 4A
20156 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 217 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 187 187,50
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Fortum Power and Heat Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 155 127,50
Address
Keilanimentie 1
00048 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAMATOME
France
EU contribution
€ 223 906,25
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 828,75
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 162 305,06
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOCIETE TECHNIQUE POUR L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE TECHNICATOME SA
France
EU contribution
€ 152 220
Address
Rte St-aubin Lieudit Hautes Rives
91190 Villiers Le Bacle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETA INFORMAZIONI ESPERIENZE TERMOIDRAULICHE SPA ENUNCIABILE ANCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 630 025
Address
Via Nino Bixio 27/C
29121 Piacenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ENERGORISK
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 104 250
Address
7 Timofeya Strokacha Street Office 141
03148 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 115 250
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas
Activity type
Research Organisations
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations