Technical Working Group on Gas Cooled Reactors
(TWG-GCR)

The Technical Working Group on Gas Cooled Reactors (TWG-GCR) is a continuing working group whose purpose is to advise the IAEA on promoting the exchange of technical information in the field of gas cooled reactors. Created in 1978, the group promotes international cooperation related the development of gas-cooled reactors for electricity and process heat applications. The latter involve high-temperature applications such as hydrogen production and low-temperature applications such as seawater desalination and district heating.

Membership

The TWG-GCR currently includes participants from the following countries:

China France Germany
Indonesia Japan Netherlands
Russian Federation South Africa Turkey
United Kingdom United States of America Korea (Rep. of)
Ukraine

The role of the IAEA in this regard is to coordinate efforts of Member States to facilitate the development of gas-cooled reactors of various types by taking a systematic approach to the identification and development of key enabling technologies to achieve the highest safety levels, competitive economics and reliability and by addressing common technological issues that could facilitate their deployment.


Meetings

22nd Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Gas Cooled Reactors, 28 March - 01 April 2011, IAEA, Vienna, Austria

21st Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Gas Cooled Reactors, 10 - 13 February 2009, IAEA, Vienna, Austria



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