In 1991, the major European electricity producers formed an organisation to develop common specifications for new designs to be proposed by Vendors in Europe and its promotion of harmonisation in requirements across Europe and worldwide.
Started by five partners in 1991, the EUR Organisation nowadays brings together thirteen Utilities* which represent the major European electricity producers.
The main product of the EUR Organisation is the development of the European Utility Requirements, presented in the EUR Specification Document (Volumes 1, 2 & 4) named “EUR Document” in the website.
The purpose of the EUR Document is to present a clear, complete statement of Utility* expectations for Generation III NPPs. The EUR Document consists of a comprehensive NPP specification gathered in 3 volumes named (Volumes 1, 2 and 4).
Designers or Vendors of NPPs can apply for an assessment of one of their designs against the current revision of the EUR Volume 2. The result of each specific design assessment is one subset of Volume 3 «Application of EUR to specific designs».