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IFE at the 4th international conference and workshop on increased oil recovery IOR Norway 2018 in Stavanger
An international conference organised by the National IOR Centre of Norway gathered people from oil companies, oil service, research institutes, universities and government for the fourth time to present and discuss research on increased oil recovery.
Statoil awards framework agreement for Integrated Operations, digital transformation consultancy
Statoil has awarded a framework agreement for business consulting services within Integrated Operations and digital transformation to the consortium: StepChange, Epsis and IFE Digital Systems, who is the research partner. We at IFE Digital Systems are happy to support Statoil’s digitalisation journey along with StepChange and Epsis.
Strategic review of future operation of the Halden reactor
IFE would like to provide an update on the strategic review of the future operation of the Halden reactor, as well as the functional problems with the first isolation valve.
IFE participated on China-Norway Science Day
The China-Norway Science Day was arranged in Beijing on April 17th, 2018. 221 delegates from Norwegian universities and research institutions participated in this big event. The goal is to strengthen the Chinese-Norwegian research collaboration.
Independent Safety Culture Assessment at IFE
At IFE, safety is priority number one. We are continuously working to strengthen and improve our safety culture. As part of this effort, IFE has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to perform an Independent Safety Culture Assessment (ISCA) and provide recommendations for further development.
PRESS RELEASE: Start-up of the Halden Reactor Postponed
The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) has postponed the planned start-up of the Halden Reactor during the week commencing 9 April. This is due to a fault that has been discovered in a valve.
IFE contributes to advanced education in materials science in Nigeria
Collaboration between IFE and scientists in Nigeria and Italy was the background for the lectures on different aspects of materials modeling in February 2018.
IFE and the JEEP II-research-reactor is an important ally for the ESS (European Spallation Source)
Prof. Andreas Schreyer, The Director of Science at ESS visited the JEEP II-reactor at Kjeller, Norway on January the 23rd. Prof. Schreyer underlined the importance of the JEEP II-reactor. “The JEEP II-reactor produces neutrons, which we need” said Prof. Schreyer. “IFE and the JEEP II-rector are important. The Institute develops instruments which are vital to the ESS. IFE is a recognized partner and we look forward to a long lasting cooperation”.
The “world longest ongoing” research project continues for a new three-year period.
The continuation of the OECD-NEA Halden Reactor Project research program for 2018-2020 was signed in Paris on the 8 of December 2017.
Safety assessment report of the JEEP II research reactor
IFE has received the complete report from the Integrated Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) in October 2017 from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Nuclear research in a new era
Safety always comes first at IFE. We continuously work on improving safety and our safety culture.
Irradiation of concrete. IFE signs a new contract with the Japaneese company Kajima
The contract was signed on the 3rd of November in Halden. The contract has an option for an extension of 2-3 years with a total value of 3-4,5 mill. euros
Press release: Increased governmental funding to handle Norway's nuclear waste
The Norwegian Government today published the national budget proposal for 2018. IFE is pleased that the Norwegian State is taking responsibility for the handling of nuclear waste and the challenges associated with future decommissioning of research reactor facilities in Norway.
IFE does not violate international safety rules
IFE does not violate international safety rules, contrary to what NRK.no and NTB writes today.
IAEA mission says research reactor operator in Norway is committed to safety
A team of eight reactor experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has for one week undergone the safety of the JEEP II research reactor at Kjeller. The expert group concludes that IFE strongly emphasizes safety and security work in its operations.
Untrue rumours about an on-going incident at the Halden Research Reactor in Norway
IFE has been made aware of stories about an on-going incident involving a “meltdown” at the Halden Reactor that currently are circulating in some European media and websites.
Official opening March 20 of the new research center for environment-friendly energy - MoZEES
The new FME center is dedicated to development of materials, components and technology for use of batteries and hydrogen in zero emission transport systems. It will be a special focus on the maritime sector.
The Netherlands re-join the Halden Reactor Project
The Netherlands signed the Halden Agreement on December 1st and will formally become the 20th member country in the Halden Reactor Project (HRP) after the formal acceptance from the Halden Board during their Paris meeting on December 9th, and after the approval of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Status at the Halden Reactor 28 October
IFE's main focus now is to get the Halden reactor back to normal maintenance condition.
Press release: unintended release of radioactive iodine at the Halden Reactor
Monday 24. October at 1.45 PM an unintended release of radioactive iodine occurred in relation to the handling of test fuel in the reactor hall of the Halden Reactor. The release represents no threat for IFE’s employees or the environment.