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SCINTILLA Final Public Event - Save the Date!

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SCINTILLA will hold its final public event on 11&12 December 2014 in Ispra (Italy) at the Joint Research Centre.


Member of the SPN? Interested in the enhanced detection of radioactive sources and nuclear material ? Expert in nuclear detection ?


Come along to discuss SCINTILLA final results, technology developments, testing and benchmarking outcomes as well as future perspectives in terms of R&D in the nuclear security !

Register online now by clicking here. Deadline to submit an abstract: 7 November 2014.


Further information available here. You may also contact  


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Further Information : Italy - Genoa

Organizational Activities

Ansaldo Nucleare is a company fully owned by Ansaldo Energia S.p.A. Ansaldo Nucleare is fully dedicated to the nuclear business and it has a consolidated presence in Italy while also maintaining its global reach. 
Our activities globally include:

  1. Supply of new nuclear power plants (as EPC contractor);
  2. Service to operating power plants;
  3. Decommissioning of nuclear plants and radioactive waste management;     
  4. Research & Development activities for IV generation nuclear reactors, transmutation, and nuclear fusion.

Together with qualified supplier worldwide, Ansaldo Nucleare designs and supplies main components for nuclear power plants, performes thermohydraulic analysis, core calculations, and safety analysis.
The most recent installations on the international market were for the following plants: AP1000 Sanmen NPP Unit 1, VVER Mochovce NPP Unit 3 & 4, CANDU Cernavoda NPP Unit 1 & 2.
Ansaldo Nucleare supplies a wide array of services to nuclear power plants based on various technologies (PWR, PHWR, BWR, Magnox). For what concerns decommissioning activities Ansaldo Nucleare has carried out and is currently involved in the decommissioning of nuclear installations in Italy (Caorso NPP, Garigliano NPP, G.Galilei RTS-1, ISPRA-1). When it comes to radioactive waste management, Ansaldo Nucleare has conducted studies and realized facilities in Italy and abroad (Ukraine, Lithuania), for the treatment of radioactive waste both liquid and solid, and by using consolidated technologies (e.g. bunkerized storage tanks) as well as experimental technologies such as Wet Oxidation.


Role in the Project

ANSALDO participates in SCINTILLA WP2 as a contributor to INFN and SYMETRICA for the validation of the GEANT4 simulation by MCNP, the definition of an optimized electronic scheme based on high frequency samplers and programmable logic boards, the development and study and A2D sampler for the PMT readout, tuning of the chosen electronic readout configuration to optimise efficiency and performances and the development of a man-machine interface software.
The experience gained in the design of Chernobyl Shelter Object “Integrated Automated Monitoring System”, IAMS (UA), and in realising the electro-mechanical transient data acquisition and visualization for Standby Diesel Generator sets of Embalse Nuclear Power Plant (AG), will be the basis for the current work.

Key Personnel

Enrico BOTTA

+39 010 655 8086