EDF pioneers low-carbon power technologies with Ansys

20 March 2020

The EDF Group (EDF) is digitally transforming to drive the development of safe, dependable and affordable low-carbon power generation technologies by collaborating with Ansys. Through a new multi-year agreement, EDF will use Ansys to design state-of-the-art nuclear power plants and deliver unprecedented nuclear energy efficiency. 

Using Ansys multiphysics solutions to enable digital transformation, EDF will drive the development of advanced plant instrumentation and controls significantly faster and more affordable than traditional physical prototyping and testing approaches.

The agreement follows Ansys' support of the EDF-led ConnexITy digital R&D program, a French initiative to improve the process, optimize the performance of nuclear facilities and extend their operating life beyond 40 years. Ansys helped design a highly advanced control room for a next-generation nuclear power plant. The program also leverages Ansys Twin Builderâ„¢ to create digital twins of plant turbo-alternators, enabling predictive maintenance and reduced repair expenses.