EDF - Laboratory Chatou, R&D Division

  • EDF Laboratory Chatou, R&D Division

  • ID File of the Laboratory

    • Commissioning date: 1946 (National hydraulic and environmental laboratory)
    • Area: 13 hectares
    • Number of researchers and technicians: 500

    The Chatou-based research center (Yvelines department) has nearly 500 researchers and technicians. This center boasts one of the leading positions across the globe in the area of hydraulics and fluid mechanics. The site’s operations are mainly centered on electricity production-driven energy, be it conventional (thermal, hydraulic, nuclear) or derived from renewable energies (photovoltaic, etc.). Lastly, a growing portion of the research activity is led through local, European and international partnerships.

    Today, the Chatou-based research center houses the National Hydraulic and Environmental laboratory and contains 3 departments working on Fluid Mechanics, Energies and Environment, Industrial Hazards Management, Simulation and Information Treatment for the Production systems operation topics.

  • Programme

  • JULY 1, 2016

    09.00 AM - Departure from Paris by minibus (Meeting point to be confirmed)

    10.00 AM - Arrival to EDF Chatou R&D site
    Welcome by Michel Maschi, Executive Vice President Generation and Engineering, Research and Development, EDF Group
    Welcome coffee
    Presentations : By Michel Maschi
    - EDF Research and Development
    - Technical presentations

    11.00 AM
    - Visit of the laboratories, with EDF R&D representatives
     - Hybiscus, tank bottom model
     - Connexion, the future of control systems
     - MOSAIC : Outages optimization systems
     - Air coolers cycles

    01.00 PM - Cocktail lunch by a caterer, with EDF R&D representatives

    02.00 PM -Conclusion and debrief

    02.15 PM - Site departure
    Transfer to Paris by minibus

    Around 03.15 PM - Arrival to Paris

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