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

Didier De Bruyn, Hamid Aït Abderrahim, Peter Baeten, Paul Leysen

    Research outputpeer-review


    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication23rd Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI 2014)
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    StatePublished - Jun 2015
    EventInternational Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI) - San Antonio, Texas
    Duration: 25 May 201430 May 2014

    Publication series

    NamePhysics Procedia


    ConferenceInternational Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI)
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio, Texas

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