The MYRRHA ADS project in Belgium enters the Front End Engineering Phase

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Abstract

The MYRRHA project started in 1998 by SCK•CEN. MYRRHA is a MTR, based on the ADS concept, for material and fuel research, for studying the feasibility of transmutation of Minor Actinides and Long-Lived Fission Products arising from radioactive waste reprocessing and finally for demonstrating at a reasonable power scale the ADS principle. The MYRRHA design has progressed through various framework programmes of the European Commission in the context of Partitioning and Transmutation. The design has now entered into the Front End Engineering Phase (FEED) covering the period 2012-2015. The engineering company, which will handle this phase, has been selected and the works have begun in the late 2013. In the mean time we have made some refinements in both primary systems and plant layout, including reactor building design. In this paper, we present the most recent developments of the MYRRHA design in terms of accelerator components, reactor building and plant layout as existing today.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI 2014)
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Pages75-84
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
EventInternational Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI) - San Antonio, Texas, United States
Duration: 25 May 201430 May 2014

Publication series

NamePhysics Procedia
Number66

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI)
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, Texas
Period2014-05-252014-05-30

Keywords

  • MYRRHA, ADS, primary system, FEED

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