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Graphite research to support AGR life extensions


22 February 2016

A new graphite irradiation research program has been launched in support of ageing management of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGRs) in the UK. Last week, EDF Energy announced new scheduled closure dates for four of its UK AGR nuclear power plants.

Irradiation trials of HTR-PM fuel completed

Uranium and Fuel

05 January 2015

Qualification irradiation tests of fuel elements for the demonstration HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant being built at Shidaowan, China, have been completed in the Netherlands.

Loan for continued Petten operation


20 October 2014

Petten 48The Dutch government will provide a loan so that necessary upgrades can be made to enable the aging Petten research reactor to operate for a further ten years, by which time its replacement should have started up.

Tractebel Engineering becomes owner’s engineer for Pallas


13 May 2015

Belgium's Tractebel Engineering has signed a contract to be owner's engineer for the planned Pallas research reactor to be built at Petten in the Netherlands. The facility will replace the existing High Flux Reactor that has been in operation since 1961 and take over its role as a major supplier of the world's medical radioisotopes.

Dutch research reactor upgrade contract


04 November 2014

RID reactor at Delft 48Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has signed a contract with a South Korean consortium to upgrade its research reactor.

LFR fuel removed from Petten

Waste and Recycling

06 December 2013

LFR 48The last used fuel from the Low Flux Reactor (LFR) at Petten has been transported to the Netherlands' central radioactive waste storage facility. Decommissioning of the research reactor is underway.