Recent progress and perspectives in the Belgian MYRRHA ADS programme

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Once started as a small irradiation facility, the purpose of the MYRRHA programme is to demonstrate the ADS concept at pre-industrial scale, to demonstrate transmutation and to serve as a flexible and multipurpose irradiation facility. Since the beginning of MYRRHA in 1998, SCK•CEN has launched a strong R&D support programme to address the main design challenges, in particular those related to the use of liquid Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) as reactor coolant and spallation target. In September 2018, the Belgian government has approved the whole budget proposal for the construction of a first installation and its operation until 2038. In this paper, we describe the present status of the MYRRHA programme and the perspectives for implementation on through a first infrastructure in 2026 to the full MYRRHA operation in 2036.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRRFM 2019 - European research reactor conference
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2019
EventEuropean Research Reactor Conference - Amman, Jordan
Duration: 24 Mar 201927 Mar 2019


ConferenceEuropean Research Reactor Conference


  • MYRRHA, planning, Engineering, reactor, international research programme

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