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Co-ordinator and synthesis of the european project of development of HTR technology

Objective

HTR-C will make the integration of the programs of 5 other proposals HTR-N, HTR-F, HTR-S, HTR-M and HTR-E. The objective is to check that they are consistent and that their results are useful for the industrialisation of HTR. Competitive ness being a key issue for industrialisation, an economic evaluation of HTR is planned. The compared competitiveness and safety aspects of the different configurations of HTR will be evaluated, the key parameters for economic optimisation determined and the economy of HTR fuel cycle analysed, considering the past industrial experience and the results of HTR-F. In order to obtain a good integration of the 5proposals, a strong co-ordination will be organised, with a Steering Committee and the development of data banks and communication tools for sharing the information needed by the European program. A co-operation with other HTR programs in the world, most particularly with Japan and China, will bring complementary results.

The European Project for the Development of HTR Technology includes 5 technical proposals on reactor physics, fuel, system studies, materials, components and systems. The objective of the sixth proposal, HTR-C, is to integrate all the results of the Project in order to keep them consistent for industrial applications and to evaluate them in terms of market and society needs. In order to achieve a consistent integration, a strong coordination of the whole Project will be provided, with the help of modern telecommunication tools and databases. In order to evaluate the results of the Project, a technico-economic analysis of the competitiveness of HTRs, integrating the latest advances of technology, will be performed. In order to keep the Project at the top level of technology, HTR-C will open the Project to the world advances in the field of HTRs and relevant technologies (through technological survey and cooperation).

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts
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Coordinator

SOCIETE FRAMATOME
Address
Tour Framatome
92084 Paris La Defense
France

Participants (6)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cea-ce Cadarache Bat. 212
13108 St.paul Les Durance
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-straße
52425 Juelich
NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chelford Road, Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
TRACTEBEL SA
Belgium
Address
Place Du Trône 1
1000 Bruxelles