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Versatile Test Reactor Expressions of Interest
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho,
is seeking two separate
Expressions of Interest (EOI) from industry stakeholders. The response date is May 14, 2018. A short description of both EOI's is below
along with the links to
The Primary Point of Contact is Steve Girhing,
- Versatile Test Reactor Experiment Vehicles:
Work with national laboratories and universities to develop experiment device concepts and associated enabling technologies that will enable fuels and materials irradiation testing in a new fast spectrum neutron irradiation capability. The focus of this effort is to sufficiently mature the reactor and experiment concepts and associated cost estimate to inform a DOE decision on whether to build this capability. The concept irradiation test devices are envisioned for use in a nominal 300 MWth sodium-cooled fast reactor with a fast neutron flux of > 4 x 1015 n/cm2¬-sec. The concepts would be used to test advanced reactor fuels and materials as required for advanced reactor technologies that may use alternate coolants including molten salt, lead/lead-bismuth, gas, and sodium.
- Versatile Test Reactor:
Development or maturation of a concept and associated cost estimate for a new fast spectrum neutron irradiation capability. The focus of this effort is to sufficiently mature the reactor concept and cost estimate to inform a DOE decision on whether to build this capability. Pending approval for final design and construction, the capability is envisioned to consist of a nominal 300 MWth sodium-cooled fast test reactor for the intended purpose to irradiate materials and fuels. The capability does not include any power producing equipment.