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

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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 and has been presented at every ICAPP congress since 2010. 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 reactor building and plant layout as existing today as well as a preliminary study concerning the spent fuel building of the facility. During the oral presentation we will add some preliminary results of the FEED interaction and the most recent version of the primary systems.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP14)
Place of PublicationLa Grange Park, Il, United States
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Event2014 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - Charlotte, NC, United States
Duration: 6 Apr 20149 Apr 2014


Conference2014 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharlotte, NC


  • MYRRHA, ADS, primary system, FEED

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