The Jules Horowitz European Nuclear Reactor

BOUCHES-DU-RHÔNE, FRANCE

The Jules Horowitz European Nuclear Research Reactor is an efficient, modern research project being built jointly by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and its European partners to support and assess current and future nuclear programmes. For RAZEL-BEC, the contract comprises all civil engineering works for the buildings and installations. The largest of these is the nuclear unit, which consists of a reactor building and an auxiliary building.
This six-level structure will house the pool-type reactor as well as the canals and storage tanks for spent nuclear fuel and the "hot cells" for carrying out experiments. The construction of the building will require 34,500 m3 of concrete and 8,000 tonnes of steel.

Highlight: The Jules Horowitz Reactor is one of the first nuclear units to be built on aseismic bearing pads. The project bolsters RAZEL-BEC's position in the nuclear industry and its command of quality at the very highest level.

Contracting authority: French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Project management: Areva TA/EDF/Areva NP

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