POWER AND ELECTRIFICATION

POWER AND ELECTRIFICATION

Rail

The widespread increase in rail traffic is the result of global demographic growth. This serge in mobility has led to increased electricity consumption for railway networks world-wide.

To assist this expansion, several state and industrial decision-makers have launched initiatives to manage network consumption more intelligently, with the goal in mind to optimize rail performance and efficiency.

In order to realize such a project, numerous challenges such as maintaining existing infrastructures, optimizing power systems, and designing innovative energy storage methods must first be overcome.

IKOS has positioned itself as a driving force for efficiency and performance, providing customers with its renowned expertise in specific areas such as electric traction dimensioning, simulation and electrical modeling, and research on conceptual design and catenary regeneration.

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  • Software for electric traction simulations

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    Software for electric traction simulations

    Research on the dimensioning of fixed electrical traction facilities

     

    Context of the project

    In order to continuously renew and modernize the rail network’s fixed electrical traction facilities, our client has developed a software whose primary objective is to design and optimize its electric traction facilities.

     

    Description of the project

    IKOS assists in the development and the improvement of the software functionalities. We also study and design all the fixed electrical traction facilities’ physical parameters.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Electrotechnical #Modelling #Energy #Electric traction

  • PLATFORM FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HYBRID TRAINS (PLATHEE)

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    ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HYBRID TRAINS (PLATHEE)

    R&d PROJECT CO-FINANCED BY ADEME AND SNCF

     

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    The aim of the PLATHEE project is to design and manufacture environmentally friendly locomotive that can perform the same functions as the original platform (switching and local services). Onboard energy storage systems are also dimensioned to cope with peak power requirements. The goal of this innovation is to develop transport systems that are cleaner, greener and more comfortable.

     

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    For this project, IKOS activities included analyzing the readings taken on the energy chain, analyzing the power/energy performance, and designing HV/LV circuits and electrical architecture models. With the compiled data, the appropriate technologies and designs for energy systems could be selected. These innovations help reduce fuel consumption, C02 emissions and regulate pollutants.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #R&D #Energy chain #Batteries #Electrical architecture #Innovation

  • BRETAGNE–PAYS DE LA LOIRE HIGH-SPEED LINE

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    BRETAGNE–PAYS DE LA LOIRE HIGH-SPEED LINE

    IKOS ENGINEERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE BRETAGNE–PAYS DE LA LOIRE HIGH-SPEED LINE, PART OF THE EXTENSION OF ATLANTIC (PARIS – LE MANS) HIGH-SPEED LINE

     

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    This high-speed line crosses Brittany and Pays de la Loire, covering over 182 km, and involves 32 km of access track. It will reduce the travel time between Paris and Rennes to less than an hour and a half.

     

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    The IKOS teams are working on all the various types of electrification equipment deployed at the substations and catenary systems. IKOS brings its extensive experience in supervision, civil engineering methodology and testing to this project.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #LGV #Project management #Civil engineering #Railway equipment