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Advanced High-Temperature Reactors for Cogeneration of Heat and Electricity R&D

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269892

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 121 038,14

  • EU contribution

    € 5 400 000

Coordinated by:

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

Objective

In line with the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and Deployment Strategy (DS), the ARCHER project will extend the state-of-the-art European (V)HTR technology basis with generic technical effort in support of nuclear cogeneration demonstration.

The partner consortium consists of representatives of conventional and nuclear industry, utilities, Technical Support Organisations, R&D institutes and universities. They jointly propose generic efforts composed of:
-System integration assessment of a nuclear cogeneration unit coupled to industrial processes
-Critical safety aspects of the primary and coupled system:
oPressure boundary integrity
oDust
oIn-core hot spots
oWater and air ingress accident evaluation
-Essential HTR fuel and fuel back end R&D
oPIE for fuel performance code improvement and validation
oBack end research focused on radiolysis
-Coupling component development:
oIntermediate heat exchanger development
oSteam generator assessment
-High temperature material R&D:
oCompletion of graphite design curves
oMaking use of the experience of state of the art metal in conventional industry
-Nuclear cogeneration knowledge management, training and communication

The activities proposed are imbedded in the international framework via GIF; direct collaboration within the project with international partners from the US, China, Japan, and the republic of Korea; and cooperation with IAEA and ISTC.

The proposal is a technical building block supporting nuclear cogeneration as fossil fuel alternative for industry and as such supports a high potential contribution to European energy strategy as defined in the SET-Plan. The results of the proposal will be reported to SNETP, to support the strategic pillar of ‘other uses of nuclear energy’, and the establishment of a Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative, which shall include effective (international) nuclear cogeneration demonstration.

Coordinator

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Address

Westerduinweg 3
1755 Le Petten

Netherlands

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 317 112

Administrative Contact

Steven Knol (Mr.)

Participants (33)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 37 259

ALFA LAVAL PACKINOX SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 159 804

ALFA LAVAL VICARB SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 228 392

ALSTOM POWER LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 368,38

Jacobs Clean Energy Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 99 093,50

AREVA NP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 114 995

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 208 992

ALD FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 30 135

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 228 266,25

UCAR SNC - GROUPE GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD

France

EU Contribution

€ 27 615

EDF ENERGY NUCLEAR GENERATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 119 172

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 543 399,22

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC GERMANY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 138 725

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 288 907,80

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 32 055

SAIPEM SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 34 053

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 77 378

SGL CARBON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 21 722

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 95 263

THYSSENKRUPP VDM GMBH

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 41 504,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 142 641

TUV RHEINLAND INDUSTRIE SERVICE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 83 795

CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 94 860

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 340 603

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 85 823

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 499 320

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 9 400

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 72 470

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 7 863,60

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 20 013

NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT

South Africa

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269892

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 121 038,14

  • EU contribution

    € 5 400 000

Coordinated by:

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands