China: Successful Commissioning of Taishan EPR Reactors Full-scope Simulator

November 24, 2014

Press Release

REACTORS & SERVICES

 

CORYS, a company co-owned by AREVA and EDF, announced the successful installation and commissioning of the Taishan plant’s full scope simulator at the on-site training center, in the Guangdong province, in China. This marks an important milestone for the project as plant’s staff will now start training to prepare the plant’s commissioning and operation phases.

The simulator will provide enhanced training to the customer’s 100 operators for the two EPR units in construction in Taishan.

Developed through CORYS’ state-of-the-art simulation workshop ALICES©, the simulator offers a very high level of realism. In addition, thanks to its unequalled calculation capacity, the device is very reactive and its behaviors are extremely faithful to those of the reference plant.

“This commissioning adds to Flamanville 3 EPR’s full-scope simulator supplied by CORYS”, said Ralf Gathmann, CORYS CEO. “With this second validation, we become leaders in the segment of the GEN3 Full-Scope simulator.”

“With the Taishan full scope simulator in service, a major milestone for the plant construction project has been successfully achieved,” said Zhou Weichang, Head of the Taishan training centre, for TNPJVC*. “We are grateful to the CORYS project team who made this project a success.”

 

* TNPJVC (Taishan Nuclear Power Company) is a joint venture established in 2009 to represent the customer CGNPC (China General Nuclear Power Holding Corp. Ltd.).

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