Sema, Thomson building nuclear simulator for EDF

Electricite de France (EDF) has awarded the contract for a full-scope simulator of the Civaux 1 nuclear power plant to Sema group and Thomson Training & Simulation. The system is scheduled for delivery at the beginning of 1998 and will be the first full-scope simulator of a 1,450-MW, N4-series nuclear reactor, according to Thomson.

It will be used to train plant operators in normal, incident and accident operating modes and as an engineering tool to help validate operator procedures.