Materials research group

Background The prediction of the service life of the components in a nuclear power plant is mainly based on the evaluation of the degradation of the materials due to the operating conditions, including periods of life extension / long term operation. In 2014, the Materials Degradation Working Group (GTDM) was set up, coordinated by the[…]

SIREN Group: Nuclear Reactor Simulation

The SIREN Group was established in 2016, with the purpose of elaborating a “Catalogue of Calculation Codes” that are used, implemented and/or developed by the organizations in the Spanish nuclear sector. This catalogue is very helpful for the Spanish companies in order to disseminate their capabilities in core simulation and nuclear plant safety. Furthermore, the[…]

CAMP – Spain Program

INTRODUCTION. BACKGROUND Since the mid 1980s, a considerable group of Spanish organizations, led by CSN, have promoted collaborative efforts aiming at the assimilation, improvement and application of thermalhydrulic codes to the Spanish nuclear power plants (NPPs). Such collaborations have been established through various projects, grouped under what is called ‘CAMP-Spain program’. Each one of these[…]

Working Group on Sociotechnical Research

The Sociotechnical Working Group is constituted with two fundamental objectives. The first one, of a general nature, is that of generating conditions  allowing to foster a genuine dialogue between the social sciences and the nuclear sector. The second one, of a specific nature, is that of identifying and carrying out actual research activities from a[…]

KEEP+ Program

Working group on training and knowledge management, KEEP+ Mission The Working Group on training and knowledge management (KEEP+) of the CEIDEN Platform is a space for the Exchange of ideas and experiences around training and knowledge management, which has as its own mission to analyze the needs and to generate opportunities for the nuclear sector[…]

ZIRP Project [Completed]

Introduction ZIRP Project was started in 2005 and was coordinated by Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering. The goal of this project is to recover several samples from the vessel internals of the Jose Cabrera NPP to test extracted materials at the laboratory the extracted materials and evaluate their properties, after having undergone a long period of[…]

Jules Horowitz Reactor

Introduction The Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR) Project is a CEA initiative, and it is aimed at the construciton of a research reactor, scheduled to operate in 2014, that superseeds current research reactors (HALDEN, OSIRIS, etc) that are currently in the final stage of operation.

Concrete. Use of Zorita’s materials

Introduction The goal of this project, which was started in 2008, is to obtain new knowledge related to ageing processes of concrete structures of NPPs in the end of their life-cycle, as well as the identificaiton, development, optimization and validation of non-destructive testing methods applicable to this type of structures.

Spent fuel storage and transport

Introduction This program was started in 2004 and was coordinated by UNESA, with the particpation of the electric companies throughout UNESA, CSN, ENRESA, ENUSA, CIEMAT, ENSA and GAS NATURAL FENOSA Engineering.


Introduction In 2011 it was planned the spanish participation in the international initiative ESNII promoted by the european platform SNETP. This european initiative is aimed at the construction of prototypes or demonstrators of technologies such as SFR (ASTRID prototype), LFR (MYRRHA prototype and ALFRED demonstrator), and GFR (demonstrator ALLEGRO), within an horizon between 2022 to[…]

Users Group of Neutron Standards Laboratories (CEIDEN-GUN)

Introduction In the CEIDEN General Assembly, which was celebrated in 2011, it was agreed the creation of a group of potential users of the neutron standard laboratories in our country in order to get to know their capabilities, propose possible additional applications to those planned and promote the use thereof. In March 2012 the Neutron[…]

Capabilities of the Spanish Nuclear Industry

Introduction In the last Gen II reactor projects in Spain, the participation of the Spanish nuclear industry outscored 80%, after an important development of industry capabilities in the Spanish nuclear program.