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

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)

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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

WOOD NUCLEAR 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 SCHOLARS OF 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