PALLAS starts pre-qualification for the design of the reactor

13 August 2015

The Foundation Preparation PALLAS-reactor (PALLAS) has launched the pre-qualification for the design of the reactor. After this pre-qualification phase, qualified candidates are invited to participate in the tender phase that will start later this year.

PALLAS is looking for an international candidate (Designer Nuclear Island; DNI) that can provide a state of the art reactor design and do the management of the construction and commissioning of the reactor.

PALLAS makes a distinction between nuclear and nuclear-related systems (Nuclear Island) and everything that indirectly relates to the reactor (the Off Plot Scope), for example office buildings, roads and utilities.

Potential DNI’s have until September 18th, 2015, at 17.00 (CET), to show their interest by answering a questionnaire and submit it.

For further information please contact PALLAS Communications, +31 (0)88 20 24 037, e-mail:

PALLAS in brief
The Foundation Preparation PALLAS-reactor (PALLAS) aims to realise a state-of-the art multi-purpose reactor which is suitable for producing (medical) isotopes and for supplying a wide range of irradiation services. This reactor is to replace the current High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten (NL).

PALLAS was founded on December 16, 2013 with the purpose to prepare a design, to obtain the necessary licenses and to assure that there are private resources available (phase 1) for the construction and commissioning (phase 2) of the PALLAS-reactor.

For the first phase the Dutch government has granted a loan of 80 million euros. The design, construction and commissioning combined will take about ten years. The lifetime of the new reactor is at least forty years.