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

Research output: Contribution to report/book/conference proceedingsIn-proceedings paper

Documents & links

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 principle of the ADS. 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 reactor building and plant layout as existing today.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide & Fission Products Partitioning & Transmutation (13IEMPT)
Place of PublicationFrance
Pages220-227
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
EventIEMPT 13 - 13th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 23 Sep 201426 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameNuclear Science
NumberNEA/NSC/R(2015)2

Conference

ConferenceIEMPT 13 - 13th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period2014-09-232014-09-26

Keywords

  • ADS, transmutation, irradiation facility

ID: 228933