Group, pioneer and world-leading solution provider in virtual
prototyping for the manufacturing industries, announces the
release of a nuclear micro-site (http://energy.esi-group.com/),
aimed at presenting solutions for nuclear engineering.
was created in 1973, it developed consultancy studies for the nuclear
power sector, modeling severe accident situations to demonstrate the
safety of Nuclear Power Plants (NPP). ESI's
engineering expertise was later significantly reinforced in 1997 with
the acquisition of Framasoft®, a subsidiary of Framatome® (now AREVA).
This acquisition enabled ESI
to support the industry's ever growing challenges with a unique suite of
simulation software; addressing first and foremost strict safety
regulations, improving the performance and reliability of the plants,
managing outages, and extending the lifetime of NPP while ensuring
simulation solutions cover all aspects of the plant
lifecycle from design
engineering, from lifetime
extension to decommissioning.
also offers comprehensive engineering
services to develop and validate customers' engineering
methodologies. This holistic approach enables realistic 'as-built' and
'as-operated' modeling leading to reducing conservatism without
"ESI studies have an excellent quality level and constitute a
reliable basis for solving our problems. The team's reactivity is their
second key quality and allows us to answer to our customers in a very
short period of time. The very good interaction between our units and
the ESI engineers and managers is important to us as it gives AREVA more
flexibility and improves the quality of the numerical tools we develop
together," declared Philippe Gilles, AREVA
International Expert in Mechanics and Materials.
Supported by worldwide recognized scientific experts, such as Prof.
Leblond, member of the French Academy of Science, or Prof. Yagawa,
member of the Academy of Science of Japan, and through a close cooperation
with vendors such as AREVA, utilities such as EDF, and safety regulators
such as the ASN or CEA; ESI
has addressed some of the most crucial technical challenges in the
nuclear sector. The company is a member of several professional
organizations, including NEI
(Nuclear Energy Institute) in the United States, JANTI
(Japan Nuclear Technology Institute) in Japan, and PNB (Pôle
Nucléaire de Bourgogne) in France. Its Quality
Assurance program has been established to meet the stringent safety
regulations of the nuclear industry. In addition to its ISO 9001:2008
complies with Nuclear Power standards and regulations, specifically the
requirements of 10CFR50B. Companies including EDF, AREVA and MHI, have
as a valid supplier.
expertise is recognized by leaders in nuclear power worldwide including
AREVA, B&W, BARC, Doosan Heavy Industries, Dong Fang, EDF,
General-Electric, GNPH, IGCAR, MHI, Skoda Power, Tractebel Engineering,
Toshiba or Vitkovice, among others.
To learn more about ESI's nuclear expertise and read available case
studies, please visit http://energy.esi-group.com.
For more ESI news, visit: www.esi-group.com/newsroom
About ESI Group
is a pioneer and world-leading solution provider in virtual prototyping
for manufacturing industries that takes into account the physics of
has developed an extensive suite of coherent, industry-oriented
applications to realistically simulate a product's behavior during
testing, to fine-tune manufacturing processes in accordance with desired
product performance, and to evaluate the environment's impact on
solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for
End-to-End Virtual Prototyping, thus eliminating the need for physical
prototypes during product development. The company employs about 850
high-level specialists worldwide covering more than 30 countries. ESI
Group is listed in compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris. For further
information, visit www.esi-group.com.
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