SESAME Final International Workshop


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SESAME Final International Workshop will take place in Petten on 19-21 March 2019. This international workshop is the final event of the Horizon 2020 European Research Project SESAME (thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of Metal cooled reactors).

The aim of this event is to disseminate the main achievements of the project among the international nuclear community and to foster the exchange of the newest scientific and technical results between researchers and experts.

This event will be hosted by NRG, one of SESAME project partner. It is organised by Ferry Roelofs (NRG), Mariano Tarantino (ENEA), and Philippe Planquart (VKI), with the support of the organising committee and the Project Office (LGI).

Oral presentations will only be accepted when full papers have been received and when the presenter of the paper has registered for the workshop.

==> Keynote Speakers:

  • Sofiane Benhamadouche (EDF)
  • Paolo Ferroni (Westinghouse)
  • Yassin Hassan (Texas A&M)
  • Rodolfo Vaghetto (Texas A&M)
  • Elia Merzari (ANL)
  • Mike Steer (Terrapower)
  • Lixia Ren (CIAE)
  • Emilio Baglietto (MIT)

==> Closing panel discussion with representatives of the four European liquid metal reactor designs:

  • Marie-Sophie Chenaud (CEA)
  • Paul Schuurmans (SCK)
  • Michele Frignani (ANN)
  • Janne Wallenius (LeadCold)



==> Click here to download the detailed programme

An invited dinner and special workshop will be taking place on Wednesday evening.

Registration form

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Registration fees (not for SESAME partners and keynote speakers)

Fees are only to be paid by people whose organisations are not part of SESAME project.

Note that Keynote Speakers do not pay fee.

The conference fee: EUR 300,00, which includes documentation, transport from and to Alkmaar, lunches, refreshments and an invited dinner.

Once you will have pay the fee by banking transfer, you will receive a confirmation by NRG as final validation of your registration.


Bus transport will be arranged for registered participants to the workshop from Alkmaar city center to the NRG site in Petten in the morning and from the NRG site in Petten to Alkmaar city center in the afternoon. The city of Alkmaar can be reached conveniently by train from Schiphol airport or Amsterdam Central train station in less than an hour. The central station in Alkmaar is located at walking distance to the city center.


It is recommended to book your own room in an accommodation in or near the city center of Alkmaar since bus transport will be arranged to and from the city center and the invited dinner will be organized at walking distance. Some suggestions may be:

– Amrath Hotel

Grand Hotel

College Hotel

Kings Inn

but there are many other possibilities.