The MYRRHA building

The MYRRHA primary system should be installed in an air-controlled environment. The re-use of existing facilities was found impossible, these facilities being not compatible with the remote handling philosophy. A new building has therefore to be erected on the SCK•CEN Mol site.

The present design of this building is quite large (100 m length, 30 m width, 40 m height; this height being subdivided, in the "reference" configuration, into 10 m above ground level and 30 m underground). The construction of such a large and heavy building is a challenge in itself. For a more detailed view, check out the civil engineering.

At present time we have found one main location on the SCK•CEN site in Mol for installing the MYRRHA building, its accelerator and the related auxiliaries.

 MYRRHA building on site