The PERFORM 60 community includes 3 designers/constructos of nuclear power plants (ANP-F, ANP-G, Rolls-Royce), 2 utilities (EDF, Tractebel Engineering), 3 nuclear research organisations that operate test reactors and hot cells facilities (CEA, SCK•CEN, NRI), 4 research organisations operating hot cell facilities (ANP-G, VTT, CIEMAT, FZD) and 8

research institutes or universities. Other key participants have leading edge experience of R&D (EDF, SERCO, VTT, ANP-G, SCK•CEN) and or acting as TSOs to the nuclear regulator in their own country (SERCO, VTT, ANP-G). The description of the consortium shows that it is clearly well balanced for such a collaborative project.