Our business: supporting the performance of your facilities on the American Continent.
Thermal Engineering capitalizes on lessons learnt from experience to add significant value to your projects, whether you are an operator, an asset owner or a developer. Our engineers and experts support EDF’s capital investment projects and provide their expertise to thermal power plant operators in the Americas.
They are involved across the entire life cycle of a thermal power generation asset, from its emergence to its decommissioning, through design, construction, operation and maintenance phases. Our engineers and experts are backed by solid skills in gas, diesel, coal and liquefied natural gaz technologies as well as in innovative technologies.
Added Value by our Thermal Engineering
We stand apart thanks to our skills in design & build engineering, combined with our world-renowned expertise in operation and maintenance of power plants.
Our teams feature:
- high adaptability,
- solid project-based methodologies,
- ability to optimize the overall performance in compliance with regulations,
- expert management of environmental footprint and industrial risks,
- taste for performance,
- appetite for innovations.
Construction of a new state-of-the-art thermal power plant at Bouchain (France): 100% innovation and 100% performance
The Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant at Bouchain: a flagship project, a high energy efficiency power plant
Conducted in partnership with General Electric, the Bouchain project mobilized all of our know-how and expertise. It is emblematic of our ability to innovate, build and commission a compact power plant with a high power capacity (605 MW).
Renewing and refreshing: 2 innovations to support our clients “Teleported” Expert: Remote video-collaboration for even more operational performance
This novel real-time communication technology enables technicians and experts to collaborate in “live” mode and real-time image and sound on complex topics across the world. A technician conducting repair operations in situ can thus have a live conversation with experts based on the other side of the planet via audio and video transmission, to assess the situation in real time. Examples of previously experimented use cases: assistance to construction works, commissioning tests or expert appraisals of facilities.
VIB360: Computer-aided engine diagnosis tool delivering a full check in 30 minutes with only 3 sensors
The VIB360 software can trouble-shoot a reciprocating engine and diagnose malfunctions, warn the operator before any downgrading of performance, or handle a sudden engine failure without the need for conventional maintenance, thus providing high-quality and trustworthy expert appraisals through anticipation, resulting in cost savings.