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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.
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Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Address

Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 457 511,25

Participants (14)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 322 811,25

Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 267 531

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 18 750

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 217 000

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 187 187,50

Fortum Power and Heat Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 155 127,50

FRAMATOME

France

EU Contribution

€ 223 906,25

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 450 828,75

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 162 305,06

SOCIETE TECHNIQUE POUR L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE TECHNICATOME SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 152 220

SOCIETA INFORMAZIONI ESPERIENZE TERMOIDRAULICHE SPA ENUNCIABILE ANCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 630 025

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ENERGORISK

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 104 250

LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 115 250

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 847553

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2023

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 279 581

  • EU contribution

    € 3 494 703,56

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland