MYRRHA is designed as a multi-purpose irradiation facility to support research programmes on reactor structural materials and nuclear fuel development. Applications are found in Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) systems and in critical reactors. The first objective of MYRRHA however, will be to demonstrate the ADS concept at a reasonable power level and the technological feasibility of radioactive waste product transmutation. MYRRHA will also help the development of the Pb-alloys technology needed for the Lead Fast Reactor Gen.IV concept. SCK•CEN has started the MYRRHA project in 1998 as a national programme with several national & international bilateral collaboration agreements. The project has now evolved as an European integrated project in the frame of the IP_EUROTRANS project. Our 2005 pre-design file has been proposed to the partners as a basis for XT-ADS. After a detailed investigation of potential alternatives, this concept has been kept with some modifications to achieve the XT-ADS objectives. The most recent version of the design is presented. Beyond 2008 perspectives are under consideration for structuring the implementation and the deployment of the XT-ADS. SCK•CEN has declared its readiness to welcome such facility at its technical site in Mol. The roadmap for the facility construction is also presented.
|Title of host publication||International Workshop on Thermal-Hydraulics of Innovative Reactor & Transmutation Systems – THIRS|
|Place of Publication||Germany|
|State||Published - Jun 2008|
|Event||International Workshop on Thermal-Hydraulics of Innovative Reactor & Transmutation Systems – THIRS - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe|
Duration: 14 Apr 2008 → 16 Apr 2008
|Conference||International Workshop on Thermal-Hydraulics of Innovative Reactor & Transmutation Systems – THIRS|
|Period||2008-04-14 → 2008-04-16|