About the First Solicitation of Entities for the “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget [Released on March 20, 2014]

The Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., having been selected by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE, METI, Japan), is now executing the tasks of the Project Management Office for the “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management.” In this project, based on the “Grant Policy for Subsidy for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management,” we are assisting activities in support of the development of technologies that will be useful in decommissioning and contaminated water management. Through this, we aim to improve the level of science and technology and to advance decommissioning and contaminated water management smoothly in Japan. At this stage, we are pleased to announce the first solicitation (Project implementation period: from April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015).

1. Outline of the “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management” in the FY2013

(1) Subsidy Targeted Projects

The Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (Management Office for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management) aim to introduce and implement “(a) Decommissioning Technology”, “(b) Contaminated Water Management Technology”, and “(c) Alternative Approach Technology for Fuel Debris Retrieval”, wherein it was already executed by RFI (Request for Information) in FY2013 in the (b) and (c) areas, and to assist to research and development contribution for decommissioning of TEPCO`s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which is currently an urgent matter, MRI grants government subsidies with initiatives, for those who meet the Grant Policy and the requirements mentioned below, and in this way, contributes in improving the level of science and technology in Japan (For details of projects and facilities, please refer to the application guidelines of each subsidiary project entities).

(2) Subsidized Projects and Application Entity

It is necessary to have a corporate status or be a local public organization. Applicant can be from a single entity or from multiple entities (see details of each subsidiary project entities` application guidelines).

(3) Subsidized Expenses

Expenses eligible for the subsidy are labor cost, raw materials cost, consumables, design, manufacture and processing cost, facility and equipment cost, goods procurement cost, research cost, outsourcing cost, travel cost, rewards, rent and depreciation costs and other required costs for the project. For details, please see the application guideline of each project.

(4) Subsidy Rate and Subsidy Amount

The subsidy rate and the maximum amount per project varies depending on the subsidized projects to be solicited. Please see the application guideline of each project.

(5) Period of Project

The project commencement date will be the grant decision date determined by Mitsubishi Research Institute. In addition, it is necessary to execute an agreement with the vendor within 30 days of the grant decision date (in case of multiple orders, one or more of them).
The project completion date is March 31, 2015, the date by which all the works related to the project, installation works of facility, inspection and payment etc. should be completed.

(6) Period of Solicitation

In this solicitation, we will recruit based on the application guideline “(a) Decommissioning Countermeasures Technology”.
From Friday, February 28 to Monday, March 31, 2014 (the reception will close at 10:00am sharp).

Please prepare the application documents carefully as incomplete paperwork may cause delay in the decision to grant the subsidy. If the subsidy application amount reaches the maximum budgeted amount, subsequent applications may be canceled even within the solicitation period.

  • Before submitting the application or sending an inquiry to us, please read through the attached “About Privacy Policy” (*) and agree to our privacy policy.

*Privacy Policy

(7) Information Session (closed)
  • Time and Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:30-17:00
    *The first solicitation information session will be held separately for each application subsidy project.

    Timeline Subsidized Project Name
    9:30~10:00 (1) The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Assessing Conditions Inside Reactor through application of Severe Accident Analysis Code)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget
    10:30~11:00 (2) The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Technologies for Characterization and Processing of Fuel Debris)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget
    11:30~12:00 (3) The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Investigation of Method for Processing Damaged Fuel, etc. Retrieved from Spent Fuel Pool)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget
    15:30~16:00 (4) The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Evaluation of Long-term Integrity of Fuel Assembly, etc. Retrieved from Spent Fuel Pool)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget
    16:30~17:00 (5) The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Technologies for Processing and Disposal of Accident Waste)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget
  • Venue: Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. 4F CR-B Conference room [Map]
    (2-10-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Reception :B1)
  • How to Attend
    Please register for the information session by e-maill (hairo26-2nd-ml@mri.co.jp) by 10:00 on Friday, March 7.
    Please state your “company name”, “name of attendees (with Furigana)”, “phone number”, number of attendees in the body of e-mail. (Please note that we may limit the number of attendees (maximum 2 people can attend, regarding the seating capacity of the conference room).
(8) How to Apply

Please submit the documents after reading carefully application guidelines and subsidy grant regulations, fill out necessary information in the application form. 10 copies are required. Also, please submit CD-R file, containing electronic version of the documents.

  • Please confirm that no materials are missing and submit the application documents by bringing them directly to our office or sending us by delivery, such as courier or registered mail etc., so that delivery status can be checked. Please label as “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management in FY 2014″, Grant Subsidy Application included in the letter”.
  • Applications are not accepted by e-mail or by FAX.
  • You may encrypt the electronic version of the document (set up the password). Then, please inform the secretariat about the password by e-mail.
[Where to submit]

Receiver: Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc. Management Office for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management
Address: 2-10-3 Nagatacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8141
Tel: 03-6705-6041

  • After receiving the documents, we will contact you by email or fax that we received. Please contact us, if you do not have an acceptance confirmation even in 1 week submission.
  • If required, we may contact you for the confirmation of the contents, and may ask for submitting of extra documents.
  • Regarding the submitted application documents, we will pay full attention to the confidentiality and we will not use it other than this project.
  • Please be noted that submitted documents will not be returned.
[Attachments]

The Application Guidelines for Entities:
Guidelines for the “The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Assessing Conditions Inside Reactor through application of Severe Accident Analysis Code)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget” (revised) [PDF/94KB] * Errata [PDF]
Guidelines for the “The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Technologies for Characterization and Processing of Fuel Debris)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget” (revised) [PDF/92KB] * Errata [PDF]
Guidelines for the “The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Investigation of Method for Processing Damaged Fuel, etc. Retrieved from Spent Fuel Pool)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget” (revised) [PDF/93KB]
Guidelines for the “The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Evaluation of Long-term Integrity of Fuel Assembly, etc. Retrieved from Spent Fuel Pool)” in the FY2013 Supplementary Budget” (revised) [PDF/88KB]
Guidelines for the “The Subsidy Program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Technologies for Processing and Disposal of Accident Waste)” (revised) [PDF/96KB]

Application Form(Form 1,Form2, etc.) [word/59KB]
Grant Policy for Subsidy for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management [PDF/140KB]
Grant Policy Forms(Forms1-15, Attachments) [word/82KB]
The Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management Project Implementation Guidelines [PDF/48KB]
The Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management Project Cost Subsidy Grant Guidelines [PDF/41KB]

  • For those who submitted the application form, you will be required to present to the Review and Evaluation Committee for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Management, which will be held at the office meeting room.
    Those who are planning to submit the application, please contact us by email (hairo26-1st-ml@mri.co.jp) till 10am on March 28(Friday), 2014.
     ・Company name, name of attendees (with Furigana), phone number.
     ・Number of attendees (Please note that we limit the number of attendees for 4 people, regarding the seating capacity of the conference room.)
    We will contact you via email about the presentation schedule, after setting up the admission procedures and presentation order around 28th March.
(9) Determination of Subsidized Project Operating Entities
  • To decide the granting subsidy to the applicants, the third parties’ review and evaluation committee for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Management will be held to examine the submitted documents. After which, successful applicants will be selected and announced on our website.
(10) Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers [PDF]