GEMINI+ project to kick off this month

18Sep2017

GEMINI+ project to kick off this month

The GEMINI+ consortium will meet on 27-28 September in Warsaw to officially kick off the project. GEMINI+ aims to develop a Trans-Atlantic Partnership to Accelerate the Development of Improved, Intrinsically Safe and Versatile Nuclear Energy Technology. During the meeting, partners will exchange on the HTGR technology and on how to promote and work towards the commissioning and deployment of this intrinsically safe nuclear reactor. It will also be a great opportunity to discuss current research and ongoing projects, and to develop new ideas within Gemini+.

GEMINI is a Trans-Atlantic Partnership to Accelerate the Development of High-Temperature Gas cooled Reactors (HTGRs). These types of reactors are immune to extreme natural disasters because no electric power sources, cooling water or operator intervention is required to prevent core damage and significant radioactivity release. The GEMINI Initiative calls for a simple, transparent, accountable and strong agreement between the private sector companies to work with their governments under an international agreement framework to carry out the design and regulatory work for the first commercial HTGR.

Work packages

Partners of the GEMINI+ project will discuss the following topics in Warsaw:

  • WP1 – Safety Approach and Licensing Framework
  • WP2 – Configuration for an industrial high temperature nuclear cogeneration system
  • WP3 – Innovation and long-term perspective
  • WP4 – Demonstration project of industrial high temperature nuclear cogeneration
  • WP5 – Dissemination and Stakeholders engagement – introduction and discussion
  • WP6 – Administrative and financial project management
Partners of the GEMINI+ project

NATIONAL CENTER FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH (Poland)
AMEC FOSTER WHEELER NUCLEAR UK LIMITED (United Kingdom)
AREVA GMBH (AREVA-G) (Germany)
BRINKMANN GERD FRIEDRICH (BriVaTech) (Germany)
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ S.R.O. (CV REZ) (Czech Republic)
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA (EAI) (Spain)
ENERGOPROJEKT-WARSZAWA S.A. (Energoprojekt) (Poland)
FORTUM POWER AND HEAT OY (FORTUM) (Finland)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE (IRSN) (France)
JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (JAEA) (Japan)
JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE (JRC) (Belgium)
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS (LEI) (Lithuania)
LGI (LGI) (France)
NGNP INDUSTRY ALLIANCE LIMITED (NGNP Ind Alli) (USA)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP (NRG) (Netherlands)
PROCHEM S.A. (PROCHEM) (Poland)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN (TUD) (Germany)
TUV RHEINLAND INDUSTRIE SERVICE GMBH (TÜV-R) (Germany)
UJV REZ, a.s. (UJV REZ) (Czech Republic)
ULTRA SAFE NUCLEAR CORPORATION EUROPE (USNC EU) (France)
KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KAERI) (South Korea)
GRUPA AZOTY SPOLKA AKCYJNA (AZOTY) (Poland)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (USFD) (United Kingdom)
KUIJPER JAMES CHRISTIAN (NUCLIC) (Netherlands)
BAATEN ENERGY CONSULTING (Baaten) (Netherlands)
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING S.A. (Tractebel) (Belgium)