RESEARCH CENTRE ŘEŽ
The Research Centre Řež was founded in 2002 as a 100% subsidiary of ÚJV Řež. Its prime mission is research, development and innovation in the field of energy, in particular, nuclear power. To this end it has at its disposal an extensive research and experimental infrastructure, including research reactors LVR-15 and LR-0 and technological loops. A substantial expansion of the research infrastructure was brought about by significant investment as part of the SUSEN (SUStainable ENergy) project. Other significant activities of the company include participation in the international Jules Horowitz Reactor project – to develop and build a new high-power nuclear reactor for material and nuclear fuel research as well as numerous other national and international projects.
The SUSEN project has brought funding into the Czech Republic for the research community and in particular for its executors — the Research Centre Řež and University of West Bohemia in Pilsen – a European Union contribution of nearly 2,200 million CZK; a unique opportunity for significant expansion of its energy research and development capacity. The aim of the project is to contribute to the safe, reliable and sustainable operation of existing energy facilities, in particular Gen II and III nuclear power plants and extension of their working life by 20-40 years. A further aim of the project is the research and development of future nuclear reactors generation (Gen III+ and IV) and the development of fusion reactors.
FOR THE PUBLIC
- Tours for secondary schools and colleges of the research reactors LVR-15 and LR-0
- Training – for college students
- Reactor access to students under the Capacity for ideas programme
- Further cooperation with colleges under the SUSEN project