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European Lead-cooled System

Objective

The GEN IV initiative considers fast reactors mandatory for a sustainable development of the Nuclear Energy. Europe has a large experience in the field of sodium-cooled fast reactors (e.g. SPX1) and has made a big effort in the Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) technology for use in the sub-critical reactors in both the past FP5 and the ongoing FP6. The natural development is the use of pure lead since less expensive, less corrosive and of lesser radiological concern than LBE. Lead is chemically inert and has good neutronic characteristics that are unique among the coolants for a fast reactor. The ELSY project aims at the demonstration that it is possible to design a competitive and safe fast power reactor using simple technical engineered features. The high lead density has the advantage that, in the hypothetical case of a core disruption, it is unlikely to lead to core compaction scenarios which might cause the insertion of large amounts of reactivity in a short time. The use of compact in-vessel steam generators and of a simple primary circuit with possibly all Internals being removable are among the reactor features for competitive electric energy generation and long-term investment protection. Europe is taking the initiative to promote this ambitious project and it_s relevant to note that the FP6 is the last opportunity to carry out a very innovative activity with participation of young engineers and scientists, who would learn from engineers and scientists near to retirement with large experience in fast reactors design. GEN IV Partners outside Europe are also willing to participate in design and development of a common large-scale LFR. The activity consists of management and technical activity subdivided into six Work-Packages: WP1: Design objectives, cost estimate, future R and D needs WP2: Core design and performance assessment. WP3: Main components and systems. WP4: System integration. WP5: Safety and transient analysys WP6: Lead technology

Call for proposal

EURATOM-2005-6-FIXEDDEADLINE
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Address
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Participants (19)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare
Italy
Address
Via Lambruschini 4A
20156 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
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
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGIA AUTONOMA PENTRU ACTIVITATI NUCLEARE RA
Romania
Address
Str Nicolae Iorga 1 Judetul
220236 Drobeta Turnu Severin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
South Korea
Address
Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu San 56-1
151742 Seoul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEL FUNGO GIERA ENERGIA SPA*DFGE
Italy
Address
Via Durini 23
20122 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOREA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KESRI)
South Korea
Address
San 56 - 1 Shinlim-dong, Gwanak-ku
Seoul
Activity type
Research Organisations