The 2nd Program Review Group / Management Board Meeting of OECD/NEA ATLAS project was hosted by UAE on April 17~18, 2018, Khalidiya Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

August 17, 2020

The 2nd Meeting of the Program Review Group and Management Board of the OECD/NEA ATLAS Phase 2 Project was hosted by UAE. ATLAS stands for Advanced Thermal-hydraulic Test Loop for Accident Simulation (ATLAS) Project. The project is led by The Nuclear Energy Agency framework of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development . The ATLAS project is aimed at topics of high safety relevance for both existing and future nuclear power plants. The main objective of the NEA ATLAS Project is to provide experimental data for resolving key LWR thermal-hydraulics safety issues related to multiple high-risk failures and highlighted in particular from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, by using the ATLAS facility at KAERI. UAE has participated in the ATLAS project since 2014. The UAE research team consisting of KU, FANR, and ENEC started to receive recognition from an international expert group in the nuclear safety field and hosted one of the important meetings in Abu Dhabi. The international expert groups participated from Belgium (BelV), China (SPICRI, CGNPC, NPIC), Czech (UJV), France (CEA, EDF), Germany (GRS, Framatome), Spain (CSN), Switzerland (PSI), UAE (FANR, ENEC, KU), USA (NRC), Korea (KAERI, KINS, KEPCO E&C), Japan (JAEA).