ISSCWR-7 in Finland: A great success!
The 7th International Symposium on Super-Critical Water-cooled Reactors (ISSCWR-7) was held in Helsinki, Finland on 15-18 March 2015. This biannual Symposium was hosted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in co-operation with the Finnish Network for Generation Four Nuclear Energy Systems (GEN4FIN), the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) , the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS). It provided a forum for discussion on advancements and issues, to share information on technical achievements and establish future collaboration on Research and Development for supercritical water-cooled reactors (SCWR). More than 90 participants from 14 different countries representing research organisations, universities and industry were present at this event and 92 presentations were given. All papers were published in a symposium proceeding. A technical visit of the Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) Olkiluoto site was organised on 19 March 2015. The GIF SCWR Project Management Board and System Steering Committee meetings were held back-to-back with the ISSCWR-7 on 18 and 20 March 2015