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ATG Europe enters into a frame agreement with SCK CEN to support the MYRRHA project

Feb 3, 2022

ATG Europe is proud to announce that they have been granted the recent Public Tender by SCK CEN and have successfully established a frame agreement for the provision of general engineering services in support of the preliminary design phase of the MYRRHA reactor’s primary system and balance plant system, as well as the balance of plant (BOP) systems. 

As part of the LOT 1 proposal, ATG Europe and its partners, IDOM and HIT will work together in providing support in the specific areas of engineering consultancy, including safety related topics and/or review of specific topics such as: finite element analysis (FEA) of structural components, fracture mechanics analysis, development of auxiliary cooling systems, remote handling systems design, reactor building layout; seismic analysis; and instrumentation and control. 

MYRRHA Project 

The MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) project is run by SCK CEN and is the world’s first large scale Accelerator Driven System (ADS) that consists of a subcritical nuclear reactor driven by a high-power linear accelerator. With the subcritical concentration of fission material, the nuclear reaction is sustained by the particle accelerator only. Turning off the proton beam results in an immediate and safe halt of the nuclear reactions. 

“The kick-off of the activities in support of the MYRRHA project is an important milestone for our company on its path of consolidation of our involvement in the Big Science and Nuclear Energy domain”, says Mr. Gian Carlo Coletta, CEO of ATG Europe. “We are looking forward to supporting the SCK CEN organisation together with our industrial partners from the Conceptual Design to the Feasibility and Design OT Verification Phases and paving the road towards the Basic Design Verification of the reactor”. 


For 50 years we have been supporting our customers to transform their challenges into success by providing services with expertise and innovative thinking. Today, ATG Europe is a key player in delivering engineering services, solutions, and technologies to the European Space, Defense and Big science sectors. We provide value-added engineering services, products and technology at the highest possible standards in order to help accelerate innovation on all fronts. 


SCK CEN is a company driven by their passion for science. Boosted by a unique infrastructure. They seek to expand their knowledge in various nuclear areas, with one common objective in mind: developing innovative applications for society. Believing that with one of the smallest elements on earth, the atom, we can make the biggest difference for society. Both for now and for the future. 


IDOM Group is an independent employee-owned company of 4000 people delivering challenging projects in more than 125 countries over the last 65 years. IDOM takes part in the most advanced and innovative engineering and design projects in the world in power generation, industry, infrastructures, architecture, consulting and nuclear fields providing clear technical and technological added value to their clients. 


Heemskerk Innovative Technology is a company founded in 2007 focusing on the areas of Haptics, Dexterous manipulation, Master-slave control, Dynamic contact, and Augmented Reality. They provide advice and support to innovative high-tech projects in the field of robotics and mechatronics. 

For more information please contact:

ATG Communication

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Huygensstraat 34

2201 DK, Noordwijk ZH, The Netherlands

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