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Collaborative Project on European Sodium Fast Reactor

Collaborative Project on European Sodium Fast Reactor

Objective

The suggested Collaborative Project (CP) addresses key viability and performance issues to support the development of a fourth generation European Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR). This innovative system is mainly developed for competitive electricity generation and offer interesting potential characteristics in terms of safety, environmental impact, resource utilisation and waste minimisation (e.g. potential for Minor Actinides management). The objectives of the CP-ESFR look for the improvement, vis-à-vis of current nuclear systems, of the safety level, the guarantee of a financial risk comparable to that of the other means of energy production and a flexible and robust management of the nuclear materials. The corresponding technical requirements in terms of System’s performance; Operation, maintenance and procedures; Safety design & analysis and licensing issues; Physical protection &Proliferation resistance; Functional requirements for provisions; Fuel cycle Constructability; Decommisioning; System’s economy are based – among others - upon the results of the 6th FP Specific Support Action EISOFAR (Roadmap for a European Innovative SOdium cooled FAst Reactor). The schedule for this four years project fit with the principle for an industrial deployment of ESFR technology around 2040 with the preliminary deployment of a demonstrator by 2020-2025. Following the requirements above, and considering the context as it is described, the Collaborative Project is tentatively structured into six main technical sub projects (SPs): 1)Consistency and assessment & international relationships 2)Fuel, fuel element, core & fuel cycle 3)Safety and Security 4)Energy Conversion System Components & materials 5)Reactor system (including handling) 6)Education & training A specific Management activity will insure the whole consistency.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 211 563

Administrative Contact

Alfredo Vasile (Dr.)

Participants (23)

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WOOD NUCLEAR LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 178 498

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 120 249

AREVA NP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 639 776

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 157 500

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 81 697

DEL FUNGO GIERA ENERGIA SPA*DFGE

Italy

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 325 294

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 156 963

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

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 215 000

ENERGOVYZKUM spol.s.r.o.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 117 567

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 531 169

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 81 020

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 641 972

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 293 993

UJV REZ, a. s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 90 677

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 192 000

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 398

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 121 416

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 100

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 259 541

EQUIPOS NUCLEARES SA SME

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 21 000

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES AGENTURA LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES FIZIKAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 79 538

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232658

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 865 550,40

  • EU contribution

    € 5 799 931

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France