Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting 2020 (EHPG 2020)

The 42nd in the series of Enlarged Halden Programme Group meetings will be arranged at Kongsberg in Norway.

This meeting will be the 42nd in the series of Enlarged Halden Programme Group meetings, arranged to promote dissemination of the Halden Project’s research activity results as well as stimulating discussion about the research priorities of the member organisations of the Project.

Approximately 200 people are expected to participate in the meeting, including many of the Project’s technical and research staff

Registration will open on March 1st, 2020. Registration deadline: 1st September, 2020.

Call for papers

Contributions from member organisations are encouraged and welcomed. They may cover results from experiments in Halden as well as results from related activities performed elsewhere.

Intended abstracts to be submitted to the Project by 3rd August, 2020.

The full text of these contributions should be received by the Project by 1st September, 2020.


Program and scope

The meeting will open with an Introductory Session containing overview presentations and invited papers given by keynote speakers. Broader aspects of some of the topics to be covered in the Technical Sessions are often covered in this opening session.

The subsequent Technical Sessions will address the work performed by the Project, as well as by member organisations. Two parallel sessions will be organised in the areas of Fuels & Materials and Man-Technology-Organisation (MTO) issues.

The items to be covered in the different sessions will include:


  • Fuel Safety and Operational Margins
  • Cladding Performance and Behaviour
  • Plant Ageing and Degradation
  • HRP Legacy Database


  • Operator Reliability
  • Severe Accidents and Human Performance
  • Safety of Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Control Room Design and Evaluation
  • Future Operational Concepts
  • Plant Operation and Maintenance
  • Decommissioning


Travel and local information


Kongsberg is Norway’s silver-city, founded in 1624 by king Christian 4 of Denmark-Norway and is a very interesting tourist goal with its history, culture landscape, its museums and natural surroundings.

Kongsberg is Norway’s industrial innovation capital, the international small town with the big industrial competence. You will find some of the world’s leading technology companies competing in the most demanding industries such as car, aviation, defense, subsea and space, among others Kongsberg Gruppen, FMS Kongsberg Subsea, Kongsberg Automotive and GKN Aerospace.

Quality Hotel Grand is located in central Kongsberg, just an hour by car from Oslo and 1 hour and 40 minutes by direct train from Gardermoen airport. The hotel is popular with both business travellers and tourists, and have comfortable rooms, delicious meals, a relaxing spa. 


Please arrange your travel to destination Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Kongsberg can be reached by direct train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (1hr 40 mins.), (https://www.vy.no/en)