April 20, 2017

AREVA NP to support International OECD Research Program

The research program of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), as part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is being continued at AREVA NP’s PKL test facility until mid-2020, through a fourth 4-years contract agreement.

PKL test facility at Erlangen/Germany

During this period, the focus is to systematically investigate thermal hydraulic phenomena in pressurized water reactors (PWR). Another main topic within the program is the experimental verification of cool-down procedures for operational and emergency manuals of such plants. These efforts aim to enhance safety of nuclear power plants worldwide.