At the end of 2023, Edvance awarded CORYS the contract to design and build the EPR2 engineering simulator in the Detailed Design phase.
This new stage will extend the scope of representation by modelling the entire process and its instrumentation and control, from the boiler to the alternator, representing around 300 systems.
The simulator will be based on the ALICES® simulation platform and will host the functional specifications of the I&C diagrams produced by Edvance with the NFD tool, also based on ALICES®.
Fadi Jouni, EPR Simulators Group Leader for Edvance, said:
This new simulator will complete the scope of the “Basic Design” simulator through 7 intermediate versions that will be delivered as the project progresses.
These versions will be released every 3 months until 2026 to form version V1, which will be followed by version V2 in 2029.
Version V1 also includes the development of an 8-screen EPR2 Operator station to support the Human Factors studies and secure the associated developments.
A new digital HMI is being developed, representative of the operator console for future units.
Having already gained customer confidence for the supply of EPR simulators for Flamanville 3, Taishan and Hinkley Point C, CORYS is delighted to be working with Edvance on the EPR2 project.