The “world longest ongoing” research project continues for a new three-year period.
The Halden Reactor Project is a joint undertaking of national organizations in 20 countries sponsoring a program under the auspices of the OECD - Nuclear Energy Agency to foster nuclear safety. The Project was established in 1958 and will mark it`s sixtieth anniversary in 2018.
The project’s research program is renewed every three years after thorough discussions between the various participants to identify the relevant research areas.
Nuclear safety is something that concerns us all and the idea of the Halden Reactor Project is to create an international forum in which the world can share information about nuclear safety.
Through 60 years IFE and the Halden Project has been in the forefront of research in specific areas of nuclear safety like reactor fuel testing, testing of materials, human factors and digital instrumentation and control..
A total of 447 nuclear reactors are in operation in the world today and 57 new ones are under construction, even in countries that does not have prior experience with this form of energy production. So the need for an international forum for cooperation on nuclear safety is very much alive.
On the 8th of December a new three-year continuation of the OECD-NEA Halden Reactor Project research program for 2018-2020 was signed in Paris.
Viktor A. Wikstrøm jr. 2018-01-03