The Halden Reactor Project

Project Details


The Halden Project is a joint undertaking of national organizations in 19 countries sponsoring a jointly financed programme under the auspices of the OECD – Nuclear Energy Agency.
The research section Engineering Systems Design, Innovation, DTU Management, is focused on the pillar Man-Technology-Organisation (MTO). 
Overall, the programme encompasses three pillars: Extended fuel utilization: Basic data on how the fuel performs in commercial reactors, both at normal operation and transient conditions, with emphasis on extended fuel utilization.Degradation of core materials: Knowledge of plant materials behaviour under the combined deteriorating effects of water chemistry and nuclear environment.Man-Technology-Organisation (MTO): Advances in human factors, human reliability, and human-machine interaction in support of upgraded and new control rooms. In addition, aspects such as condition-based maintenance, and planning & training for decommissioning are part of the MTO programme activities.
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/01/2021


  • Human behaviour
  • Risk
  • Safety
  • Human technology interaction
  • Heuristics
  • Decision making
  • human factors
  • digitalisation
  • cyber physical systems
  • Engineering Systems Design
  • Design
  • Systems Design