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  • 2021_SCKCEN_PWC-7_BR2
    21 September '23

    PWC-7 excels again with successful nuclear fuel experiment in BR2

    Earlier this month, the last fuel pin of an experimental project was unloaded in the hot cells at BR2 from the PWC-7 (Pressurized Water Capsule, 7th generation), the experimental installation in use at BR2 since 2021 to perform power transients on commercial nuclear fuel pins. “This event in fact marked the end of a year-long process for us, demonstrating that we can effectively cope with a failure of the test pin in the PWC, and perform these experiments on a routine basis”, informs Simon Billiet, project leader transient fuel testing.

  • 2023_SCKCEN-Partnership-Kaeri
    30 June '23

    KAERI and SCK CEN extend collaboration

    The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and SCK CEN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Wednesday 28 June 2023 for the next 5 years, until 2028. With that agreement, the two sides are strengthening cooperation in nuclear technology at our site. The Memorandum was signed during a visit to SCK CEN by Mr Han Gyu Joo, President of KAERI, and Peter Baeten, our Director General. The delegation was accompanied by a number of Korean nuclear energy experts and colleagues from SCK CEN.

  • SCK CEN - BR2 - laagverrijkte splijtstofstaven (2023)
    31 March '23

    Low-enriched test fuel assemblies passed with flying colors!

    Last Friday, March 24, the nuclear researchers of SCK CEN watched with wide eyes and bated breath as the BR2 research reactor was unloaded. Three low-enriched uranium test fuel elements emerged from the reactor core, where they had been for the last 60 days. They served as fuel for the Belgian research reactor for the first time. And they did it with brilliance. This is evidenced by today's positive results.