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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.
IFE supports American control room modernization program
The U.S. Department of Energy, together with Idaho National Labs (INL) and several nuclear utilities, has started a major program to support the modernization and long-term operation of the existing U.S. nuclear fleet. INL has contracted IFE to support studies at the INL control room simulator in order to develop and test control room concepts and tools, and to measure the benefits and potential drawbacks of these tools.
Director General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) featured a keynote speech at the Enlarged Halden Programme Group (EHPG) meeting in Norway
The 39th meeting of the EHPG gathered 250 delegates from 22 countries
Award to research article with authors from IFE
The IFE scientists, István Szöke and Niels-Kristian Mark, are among the authors of an article honored with award Bernard Wheatley Award for 2014.
New human and technological challenges in Aviation
The Oslofjordfondet assigned the project Advanced Large -scale Management of the Air traffic control Research (ALMAR) 5 million kroner for research on new concepts and safety in aviation. Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Edda Systems and Avinor together receive a budget of 10 million kroner (50 % in-kind contribution) to research these topics in the time period of 2015-2017.
Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant – Monitoring of safety critical electrical cables (LIRA)
IFE is running a project at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) in Russia to improve their ability to monitor cable conditions. An important tool is the LIRA system from Wirescan.
Collaboration between Norway and Ukraine in the nuclear field
30th November 2012 an intergovernmental agreement of cooperation between Norway and Ukraine was signed in Oslo. The agreement focuses in particular on the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine, and on the on-going work concerning nuclear safety and radiation protection in Ukraine.
CPPF - a new research centre focusing on enhanced operation and safety in the oil industry
IFE is one of six research partners in the new collaborative environment CPPF. The vision is to improve the lifetime and value contribution of petroleum facilities while assuring safety for people, environment and assets.
ProcSee 3.8 released
ProcSee version 3.8 is released and available for download
American nuclear control room operators in Halden
- We believe your research will pay huge benefits for the next generations of nuclear operators, and we'd like to encourage all of you to continue to pursue excellence in control room design, states the feedback from the American crew.
ar-lab – augmented reality laboratory established
On Thursday November 29th, the company Augmented Reality Laboratory Norway AS (ar-lab) was established. AR is a further development of the virtual reality, VR, technology and is understood as a combination of digital models and the physical world by use of an advanced goggle. The new company will use AR technology to democratize the decision processes within urban planning and architecture. ar-lab will be located in Halden, Norway.
Emergency Process Information System for Loviisa NPP
During January-June 2010, IFE designed, implemented and installed an emergency process information system at the two units of Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland. The system is based on IFE’s software package for human-system-interfaces, ProcSee, and will be used in case of an emergency situation at the plant to enable remote monitoring of key process parameter values at the Finnish radiation authorities and at Fortum’s emergency monitoring centre. The system has passed Fortum’s and STUK’s acceptance testing and was put in operation in early August 2010.
ProcSee 3.7 released
ProcSee version 3.7 was released 24. March 2010
SWBus 4.7 released
SWBus version 4.7 was released 19. December 2008
ProcSee 3.6 released
ProcSee version 3.6 was released 19. December 2008
3D Nuclear Core Data Viewer
At the EHPG-meeting 2008 in Loen, Norway, IFE demonstrated the first version of the Core Data Viewer. The application provides the user with a fully rotatable, semi-transparent, three-dimensional view of reactor core data, and enables the user to focus on interesting spots by filtering out parts of the core based on position and/or value. Various core data, like power density, Xenon distribution and burn-up distribution may be visualised. By selecting a specific fuel assembly, the user can study the individual fuel rods of the assembly in another 3D view.
Java plug-in for ProcSee
At the upcoming EHPG-meeting in Loen, Norway, researcher Hans Olav Randem of the ProcSee development team will present a paper describing an on-going activity to implement a Java plug-in to the ProcSee Run-Time Manager.
2008 - A year of celebration for the Halden Project
In June 1958, the contract establishing the Halden Project as an international OECD research programme was signed. The purpose of the project was to build a power producing research reactor to gain construction- and operation experience.
ProcSee 3.5.1 released
ProcSee version 3.5.1 is now released. The new version contains new features as well as corrections of identified errors.
ProcSee on mobile devices
IFE has demonstrated that ProcSee operator interfaces can be visualized on small mobile devices.

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IFE seeks PhD Candidate within silane decomposition reactor technology
The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent international research foundation based in Kjeller near Oslo. IFE is at the forefront of several research fields within energy research, environmental and nuclear technology, and develops new technological solutions for industry and the public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE has about 600 employees and an annual turnover of about NOK 850 Million.