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

Background

The Technical Working Group on Gas Cooled Reactors (TWG-GCR) is a group of international experts who provide advice and support IAEA programme implementation in the area of gas cooled reactors. 

Scope

The TWG-GCR focuses on helium cooled thermal reactors utilized in steam cycle or direct cycle nuclear plants for electricity and/or heat production, as well as other gas cooled thermal reactors and gas cooled fast reactors. Its scope includes the areas of programme assessment and planning, systems analyses and utilization strategies, research, development, design, construction, safety aspects, related nuclear fuel cycle technology, the use of gas cooled reactors for process heat application, and operation and maintenance of these nuclear power plants.

The TWG-GCR also advises on preparatory actions in Member States and the IAEA’s activities in planning and implementing coordinated research programmes, collaborative assessments and other activities as well as the review of the results on GCR technology development. The experts also review selected IAEA topical publications and advise on the preparation of new ones. It is a forum for information and knowledge sharing on national and international programmes development in the area of GCR technology development. It acts as a link between the IAEA’s activities in specific areas and national scientific communities, delivering information from and to national communities.

Functions

The functions of the TWG-GCR are as follows:

  • a) To provide advice and guidance, and to marshal support in their countries for implementation of the IAEA's programmatic activities in the area of gas cooled reactor technology development;
  • b) To provide a forum for information and knowledge sharing on national and international programmes development in the area of gas cooled reactor technology development;
  • c) To act as a link between the IAEA’s activities in specific area and national scientific communities, delivering information from and to national communities;
  • d) To provide advice on preparatory actions in Member States and the IAEA’s activities in planning and implementing coordinated research programmes, collaborative assessments and other activities as well as the review of the results on gas cooled reactor technology development;
  • e) To develop and/or review selected documents from the Nuclear Energy Series, assess existing gaps and advise on preparation of new ones, in the scope of their field of activity;
  • f) To identify important topics for discussion at the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy (SAGNE) and contribute to status reports, technical meetings and topical conferences in the field of gas cooled reactor technology development;
  • g) To encourage participation of young professionals, as appropriate, in IAEA activities.

Membership

The members of the TWG-GCR are appointed by the IAEA Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, following consultation with the respective national authorities or organizations.

Term Duration

4 years

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