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[en] The EUROTRANS project is an integrated project in the Sixth European Framework Program in the context of Partitioning and Transmutation. The objective of this project is to work towards an ETD (European Transmutation Demonstration) in a step-wise manner. The first step is to carry out an advanced design of a small-scale XT-ADS (eXperimental Transmutation in an Accelerator Driven System) for realisation in a short-term (about 10 years) as well as to accomplish a generic conceptual design of EFIT (European Facility for Industrial Transmutation) for realisation in the long-term. The MYRRHA-2005 design served as a starting basis for the XT-ADS. Many options have been revisited and the framework is now set up. While the MYRRHA-2005 design was still a conceptual design, the intention is to get at the end of the EUROTRANS project (March 2009) an advanced design of the XT-ADS, albeit a first advanced design. While the design work performed during the first years of the project (2005-2006) was mainly devoted to optimise and enhance the primary and secondary system configuration according to the suggestions and contributions of our industrial partners (Ansaldo Nucleare, Areva, Suez-Tractebel) within the DM1 (Domain 1 DESIGN), the last year work objectives mainly consisted of (1) the release of the Remote Handling Design Catalogue for XT-ADS and (2) the formulation of the specification of the experimental devices according to the XT-ADS objectives and adapted to the actual XT-ADS core and core support structure design; (3) the detailed calculations of the main XT-ADS primary and secondary system components
[en] Each progress report represents a compilation of individual reports about objectives, the work performed, the results, the next steps of the work etc. The individual reports are prepared in a standard form by the contractors themselves as a documentation of their progress in work and published by the Forschungsbetreuung at the GRS, (FB) (Research Coordination Department), within the framework of general informations of progress in reactor safety research. The individual reports are classified according to the research program of the safety of LWR 1977 - 1980 of the BMFT. Another table of uses the same classification system as applied in the nuclear safety index of the CEC (Commission of the European Communities) and the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). The reports are arranged in sequence of their project numbers. (orig.)
[de]Jeder Fortschrittsbericht stellt eine Sammlung von Einzelberichten ueber Zielsetzung, durchgefuehrte Arbeiten, erzielte Ergebnisse, geplante Weiterarbeit etc. dar, die von den Auftragnehmern selbst als Dokumentation ihres Arbeitsfortschritts in einheitlicher Form erstellt und von der Forschungsbetreuung (FB) in der GRS im Rahmen der allgemeinen Information ueber die Fortschritte von Untersuchungen zur Reaktorsicherheit herausgegeben werden. Die inhaltliche Gliederung der Berichtssammlung erfolgt durch sachliche Zuordnung der Vorhaben zu den Projekten des Programms Forschung zur Sicherheit von LWR 1977 - 1980 des BMFT, ferner nach dem Klassifikationsschema der Kommission der Europaeischen Gemeinschaften (KEG), das auch den vergleichbaren regelmaessigen Veroeffentlichungen von KEG und OECD zugrunde liegt. Die Anordnung der einzelnen Berichte erfolgt nach aufsteigenden Foerderkennzeichen. (orig.)
[en] The five-year European FREYA research project coordinated by the Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK-CEN started in 2011. The project encompasses a series of physical tests to support the design and the licensing of the core of accelerator driven systems such as MYRRHA. In 2015, researcher introduced aluminium oxide into the VENUS-F fast reactor to simulate the oxide in the fuel for MYRRHA.
[en] The 4th of March 2010 was not merely the day on which the Belgian government promised to provide official support to MYRRHA. It was also the date of the official inauguration of GUINEVERE. GUINEVERE is the first important experimental step towards realising MYRRHA. With the GUINEVERE project, a whole new class of nuclear systems driven by a particle accelerator is being demonstrated for the first time at SCK-CEN's technical site. This realisation was also a world premiere.
[en] During the past years, SCK-CEN has invested in the development, in a European context, of a revolutionary material test reactor. This ground-breaking irradiation facility, called MYRRHA, will be the world's first nuclear reactor driven by a particle accelerator, and in time will replace the BR2 reactor. The aim of MYRRHA is to contribute to the sustainable implementation of nuclear energy and to help develop solutions for important social concerns, such as the management of radioactive waste and the safety of nuclear energy. Following the expert opinion of the international MIRT team in 2009, in early 2010 the federal government gave its blessing to this ambitious project.
[en] The green light of the Belgian governments to MYRRHA in 2010 was one of the major milestones for SCK-CEN. In the years to come, a research team will look for answers to unresolved scientific and technological issues, and will finalise the design of this cutting-edge research reactor. In 2010, MYRRHA received wide recognition at the international level as well. MYRRHA was selected as one of the most promising nuclear technologies in the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII) and received a prominent place in the list of priority research facilities of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).
[en] The article discusses the study phase of the future research reactor MYRRHA. This study phase covers three major areas: Research and Development, licensing and engineering. In 2013, substantial progress was made in the licensing and engineering processes: licensing is currently in the pre-licensing phase, while, for engineering, the Front-end Engineering and Design (FEED) contract was signed for the construction of the non-nuclear parts of MYRRHA. The article highlights work associated with the the pre-licensing phase and the FEED.
[en] When a nuclear installation is permanently shut down, it is crucial to completely dismantle and decontaminate it on account of radiological safety. The expertise that SCK-CEN has built up in the decommissioning operation of its own BR3 reactor is now available nationally and internationally. Last year SCK-CEN played an important role in the newly started dismantling and decontamination of the MOX plant (Mixed Oxide) of Belgonucleaire in Dessel, and the decommissioning of the university research reactor Thetis in Ghent.