GRAPHITECH is a joint venture between EDF and Veolia that develops and offers innovative industrial solutions for the decommissioning of nuclear plants based on graphite technology.
The Company provides reactor dismantling scenarios and engineering (feasibility, optioneering, detailed design, specifications); designs, manufactures and qualifies tools deployment system and remotely operated dismantling solutions; conducts development, testing and training in EDF demonstrator near Chinon; develops digital methods allowing implementation of dismantling tools in reactors environment.
GRAPHITECH’s first objective will be to provide EDF with an optimized scenario for decommissioning the Chinon A2 reactor in 2028, including the development and qualification phase using full-scale models to prepare the remote-operation tools to be used in decommissioning the Chinon reactor.
Role in the Project
GRAPHITECH will ensure the scientific coordination of the project.
GRAPHITECH will take part in most of the tasks of the project. Graphitech will, in particular, lead the design and testing program of a representative mock up of the graphite stack to be operational for tests as well as the design of a deployment system for graphite retrieval tools.
GRAPHITECH will carry out the modelling and experimental activities and will hence ensure the transition between the developments done or specified during INNO4GRAPH project and the testing phase in the demonstrator (compatibility of mock-ups with the needs of the different reactors, building of relevant testing programmes, etc.).
DELPHINE DELVALLE – INNO4GRAPH Scientific Coordinator
Technical coordinator at GRAPHITECH
12 years of experience in nuclear facilities decommissioning and waste management activities; involved in dismantling projects in France (Bugey 1, St Laurent A, Superphenix).
Managing Director of GRAPHITECH
More than 20 years of experience in nuclear industry, including positions as project manager for St-Laurent A decommissioning, head of radioactive waste strategy department, nuclear fuel procurement manager and nuclear safety engineer.
Project Manager for Chinon A2 reactor dismantling in GRAPHITECH
He has more than 20 years of experience in nuclear facilities decommissioning and waste management activities.
Involved in dismantling projects in France [EDF since 2010: Chooz A, St Laurent A2, Bugey 1; Chinon A at CEA: SILOE] and abroad [Ukraine: Chernobyl – SIP Project; Italy : ISPRA 1 and ESSOR; USA : CP 5 in Argonne National Lab.]
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE (EDF)
|22 Avenue de Wagram, 75008 Paris, France|
EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS SA (ENRESA)
|Calle de Emilio Vargas, 7, 28043 Madrid, Spain|
|196 Avenue Thiers, 69006 Lyon, France|
CYCLIFE DIGITAL SOLUTIONS (Cyclife DS)
|615 Avenue de la Roquette, 30200 Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France|
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (CEA)
|25 Rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France|
SOCIETA' GESTIONE IMPIANTI NUCLEARI PER AZIONI (SOGIN)
|Via Marsala, 51c, 00185 Roma RM, Italy|
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS (LEI)
|Breslaujos g. 3, Kaunas 44403, Lithuania|
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare (CIRTEN)
|Via Lambruschini, 4, 20156 Milano MI, Italy|
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (UoM)
|Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK|
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC SPAIN SA (WES)
|Calle Estébanez Calderón, 3, 1ST FLOOR, 28020 Madrid, Spain|
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA (ANN)
|Via Nicola Lorenzi, 8, 16152 Genova GE, Italy|
TECNATOM S.A. (TECNATOM)
|Av. de los Montes de Oca, 1, 28703 San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain|
|58a Rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris, France|
EDF graphite reactor dismantling demonstrator
|37420 Beaumont-en-Véron, France|