TeaM Cables

European Tools and Methodologies for an efficient ageing management of nuclear power plant Cables

TeaM Cables – European Tools and Methodologies for an efficient ageing management of nuclear power plant Cables – is a research project in the field of nuclear safety and long-term operation.

Launched in September 2017, the project has received a funding of 4.2 million Euro from the Horizon 2020 Euratom Research and Training Programme 2014-2018 of the European Union. It is set to run for a period of 54 months and is coordinated by Electricité de France (EDF).


TeaM-Cables: new publications available !

The European-funded project TeaM-Cables is pleased to announce that our partners have obtained new publications. They are now available on the public website. It is a great way to know more about the project and about the work achieved by the consortium.  To have a...

TeaM-Cables Final Symposium, 28-30 June 2022

In the framework of its Final Symposium, the partners of the European project TeaM-Cables met in Paris from 28 to 29 June 2022 at the Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris. This was an opportunity for the partners to meet and exchange on the results obtained by...

TeaM Cables second end-user workshop

The second End User Workshop took place in Germany last week. The meeting was held on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2 nd March 2022 and hosted by Framatome (FRA-G) at their premises in Erlangen. To ensure the industrial applicability of models and tools developed in TeaM...

TeaM Cables Winter School – videos & presentations available!

All sessions of the TeaM Cables Winter School on Advances in characterisation and modelling of polymer ageing applied to electrical cables held in Italy in November 2021 can now be watched on a dedicated YouTube playlist. They are also accessible in the Media Centre,...


Partner UJV is hosting the following meeting in connection with the TeaM Cables project: 2nd International Equipment Qualification in Nuclear Installations meeting. Save the date: May 23rd to 26th, 2022 for the meeting in Rez, Czech Republic We are optimistic that the...

TeaM Cables Winter School, Italy, 15th-18th November 2021

TeaM Cables is organising a Winter School consisting in two and a half days of lectures and experimental training for students and young engineers/scientists on condition monitoring techniques and life modelling of polymers applied to cables used in NPPs, with...

TeaM Cables publications available!

TeaM Cables partners are regularly publishing articles or abstracts for conferences, please check regularly the Publications section that is continuously updated!

TeaM Cables partners met at the University of Bologna on 27-29 March 2019

The TeaM Cables consortium met during the General Assembly of the project from 27th to 29th March, 2019 at the University of Bologna (Italy), one of the project partners. After 18 months since project start, this meeting was the occasion for the consortium to discuss...


Partner UJV is hosting the following meeting in connection with the TeaM Cables project: EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATION IN NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS MEETING, May 20 - 23, 2019, Řež (30 minutes from Prague), Czech Republic More details and registration at...

TeaM Cables leaflet available for download in the Media Centre

The project's consortium is proud to announce that the leaflet summing the activities of the TeaM Cables project is now available online. The document can be consulted and downloaded from the Media Centre. 
  • The lifetime of existing Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) can potentially be extended to between 60 and 80 years if safety and operability of facilities can be guaranteed.
  • This means that all equipment must keep satisfactory characteristics in regards to those specified in the plant design time, with respect to normal operation but also during design basis accidents and design extension conditions respectively. This requires efforts in terms of equipment qualification and ageing management to support stakeholders and decision makers.
  • If the components of an NPP were considered as the organs of a body, the electrical cables would be its nerves and blood vessels. These electric cables are diverse with different designs and different materials depending on the voltage, the functionality and the polymer industry evolution over time.
  • With an average of 25 000 cables for a total length of 1 500 km per NPP unit (an NPP containing several units), all organisations involved in the current and next generation of NPPs have recognised the importance of cable qualification, condition monitoring, and ageing management.

TeaM Cables will tackle the challenges mentioned above through an innovative multiscale modelling approach which will increase the accuracy and performance of nuclear cable lifetime management and thus contribute to a safe long-term operation of existing NPPs and to the production of sustainable energy responding to future energy needs.

 Team cables

Innovation in cable ageing management

Ensuring nuclear safety in long-term operation