Full-Scale Emplacement (FE) Experiment, Nagra participation in the EU project
Large Underground Concept Experiments (LUCOEX)

IFE Backfill Machinenvitation
to the presentation of the FE backfilling machine
on Monday 19th of May 2014 starting at 3pm and
to dinner in the evening, followed
by a one-day workshop on
bentonite material production & emplacement
on Tuesday 20th of May 2014
from 9am until approx. 4pm.

The presentation and workshop will be
held in the facilities of Belloli SA
in Grono GR, Switzerland

Please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Fankhauser (+41 56 4371 339 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any further questions or require assistance.

We would be pleased to welcome you in Grono!
Herwig R. Müller (Nagra), PM of the FE experiment
Hanspeter Weber (Nagra), LUCOEX work-package leader

Supporting Documentation

The FE Experiment is a 1:1-scale heater experiment investigating the THM-coupled effects on the engineered barrier system and on the host rock (Opalinus Clay), which will be installed and run in the Mont Terri underground research laboratory.

Mont Terri Webpage :

FE Experiment - Backfill machine

Bentonite Block Pedestal Load Tests carried out at the Grimsel Test Site

FE Experiment - Bentonite Pedestal Load Tests at Grimsel    


The GTS underground facilities are also available to interested 3rd parties for underground testing and research. The GTS offers cost-effective access to a fully developed, well characterised underground research facility with round the year logistical support - please contact Dr. Ingo Blechschmidt, Head of the Grimsel Test Site, for further details.

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