On March 8, 2013 another meeting of the System Steering Committee of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) on supercritical water-cooled reactors was held in Shenzhen, China
At present EU, Canada, Japan (after Fukushima accident the participation of Japan was temporarily held up) and Russia adhered to the system agreement. A representative from the IAEA and a large group of representatives from China attended the meeting. China is planning to sign the agreement in 2013.
The national programs on SCWR, progress in current works within the GIF frames and the plans on supplementing and correction of the R&D road map for SCWR in the GIF frames were discussed at the meeting.
The IAEA put forward an initiative to organize and hold the 7th International Symposium on Supercritical Water-cooled Reactors in 2015. Mr. A. Churkin from OKB “GIDROPRESS” represented Russia in the work of the System Steering Committee.