Engineering

Engineering

Technological and behavioural changes require us to constantly challenge our expertise. Whether it be for the installation of a new structure, the integration of new energy sources or the optimization of your network, our teams will assist you from the outset in order to determine the best options available to you as a contracting authority for electricity transport.

Engineering
Engineering

Technological and behavioural changes require us to constantly challenge our expertise. Whether it be for the installation of a new structure, the integration of new energy sources or the optimization of your network, our teams will assist you from the outset in order to determine the best options available to you as a contracting authority for electricity transport.

Engineering

Engineering

Technological and behavioural changes require us to constantly challenge our expertise. Whether it be for the installation of a new structure, the integration of new energy sources or the optimization of your network, our teams will assist you from the outset in order to determine the best options available to you as a contracting authority for electricity transport.

Feasibility studies

Feasibility studies

 

 

Whatever the type of operation you wish to carry out on an electricity transmission network, we will work with you to define the best technical, economic, environmental and social choices.

Analysing and optimising your needs
In order to develop your electricity transmission network, it is essential to identify the various possibilities available to you in the medium and long term. Our teams and experts in network studies and planning help you to define the blueprint of your network based on a 10, 20 or 30-year vision.

Validating through field surveys
We carry out audits and field surveys in order to assess the various actions, the work to be carried out and the costs involved in upgrading infrastructures and organisations as accurately as possible.

Boost & modernize your network
In order to increase the performance of your network, we analyse the most effective options with you. Our expertise in SMART solutions allows us to offer you the latest technological innovations.

Integrating new generation units
Introducing a new generation unit into an existing network can be complex. We provide you with support to ensure an efficient installation of new generation resources while guaranteeing the security of your network and compliance with regulatory standards.

Call for tender

Call for tender

 

 

Assistance in preparing calls for tenders
Preparing, launching and analysing a call for tenders for the construction, installation or modification of electricity transmission facilities is a key step in optimising the cost, time and quality of your future installations. Our expertise, based on the operation of the largest European network, allows us to offer you unparalleled technical and strategic support right up to the awarding of the contract, such as the following:

  • Drafting of technical specifications and requirements;
  • Support for the preparation of contracts (contractual, financial and administrative aspects);
  • Management of technical explanations and relations with bidders;
  • Analysis of technical and financial offers and introducing competitive bidding criteria.

Contract supervision

Contract supervision

 

 

Project management
Each step of the project requires proven excellence. To guarantee you the best conditions for the execution of your project, we work for and with you every step of the way:

  • By reviewing the detailed studies of manufacturers and installers;
  • By carefully selecting materials and following-up on manufacturing;
  • By verifying the factory acceptance of materials (FAT);
  • By supervising construction work;
  • By providing commissioning assistance;
  • By providing training for staff;
  • By developing maintenance plans;
  • By monitoring and assisting during any probationary or guarantee periods.

Our previous engineering projects

Supply and design of pylon towers

For the construction of overhead power lines, we can provide a range of towers adapted to your needs and your network environment, with a level of reliability compliant to EU standards.

Such reliability is guaranteed through our compliance with CENELEC EN 50341-1, the application of Eurocodes standards to overhead power transmission lines. Eurocodes are the European standard for sizing building and civil engineering structures.

RTE participates in and manages the Technical Committee in charge of sizing overhead lines of CENELEC, the European standardisation body. This approach allows our experts to guarantee a service that always complies with the latest regulatory developments.

HVDC connections: two lines in operation on the French network

RTE currently operates two direct current interconnection lines (HVDC) with:

– England since 1986 with LCC technology;
– and Spain since 2015 with VSC technology.

As part of the interconnection project between France and Spain, RTE has developed very strong experience in HVDC technology including:

  • Technical and environmental preliminary studies;
  • Purchasing and contracting with design offices and manufacturers;
  • Impact studies;
  • Overall operation;
  • Maintenance optimization.

View HVDC Square website

Enercal: feasibility study for a storage system in New Caledonia

In order to enable greater penetration of renewable energies into the networks, and to ensure safer and more economical operation, RTEi supports its customers in the development of storage projects. After a diagnostic phase of the situation, RTEi defines the best technical and economic solution to meet the needs of its customers.

In 2018, RTEi experts carried out a study on the opportunity to integrate batteries into the grid on behalf of ENERCAL, the manager of the electricity system in New Caledonia, to meet the specific challenges of this island system:

  • The provision of capacity reserves to cope with major hazards and thus ensure the stability of the system;
  • Congestion management;
  • Optimizing the energy mix;
  • Providing flexibility to ensure frequency control in a context of high penetration of solar and wind power generation.
Feasibility studies
Feasibility studies

Whatever the type of operation you wish to carry out on an electricity transmission network, we will work with you to define the best technical, economic, environmental and social choices.

Analysing and optimising your needs
In order to develop your electricity transmission network, it is essential to identify the various possibilities available to you in the medium and long term. Our teams and experts in network studies and planning help you to define the blueprint of your network based on a 10, 20 or 30-year vision.

Validating through field surveys
We carry out audits and field surveys in order to assess the various actions, the work to be carried out and the costs involved in upgrading infrastructures and organisations as accurately as possible.

Boost & modernize your network
In order to increase the performance of your network, we analyse the most effective options with you. Our expertise in SMART solutions allows us to offer you the latest technological innovations.

Integrating new generation units
Introducing a new generation unit into an existing network can be complex. We provide you with support to ensure an efficient installation of new generation resources while guaranteeing the security of your network and compliance with regulatory standards.

 

 

Feasibility studies
Feasibility studies

Whatever the type of operation you wish to carry out on an electricity transmission network, we will work with you to define the best technical, economic, environmental and social choices.

Analysing and optimising your needs
In order to develop your electricity transmission network, it is essential to identify the various possibilities available to you in the medium and long term. Our teams and experts in network studies and planning help you to define the blueprint of your network based on a 10, 20 or 30-year vision.

Validating through field surveys
We carry out audits and field surveys in order to assess the various actions, the work to be carried out and the costs involved in upgrading infrastructures and organisations as accurately as possible.

Boost & modernize your network
In order to increase the performance of your network, we analyse the most effective options with you. Our expertise in SMART solutions allows us to offer you the latest technological innovations.

Integrating new generation units
Introducing a new generation unit into an existing network can be complex. We provide you with support to ensure an efficient installation of new generation resources while guaranteeing the security of your network and compliance with regulatory standards.

 

 

Call for tender
Call for tender

Assistance in preparing calls for tenders
Preparing, launching and analysing a call for tenders for the construction, installation or modification of electricity transmission facilities is a key step in optimising the cost, time and quality of your future installations. Our expertise, based on the operation of the largest European network, allows us to offer you unparalleled technical and strategic support right up to the awarding of the contract, such as the following:

  • Drafting of technical specifications and requirements;
  • Support for the preparation of contracts (contractual, financial and administrative aspects);
  • Management of technical explanations and relations with bidders;
  • Analysis of technical and financial offers and introducing competitive bidding criteria.

 

Call for tender
Call for tender

Assistance in preparing calls for tenders
Preparing, launching and analysing a call for tenders for the construction, installation or modification of electricity transmission facilities is a key step in optimising the cost, time and quality of your future installations. Our expertise, based on the operation of the largest European network, allows us to offer you unparalleled technical and strategic support right up to the awarding of the contract, such as the following:

  • Drafting of technical specifications and requirements;
  • Support for the preparation of contracts (contractual, financial and administrative aspects);
  • Management of technical explanations and relations with bidders;
  • Analysis of technical and financial offers and introducing competitive bidding criteria.

 

Contract supervision
Contract supervision

Project management
Each step of the project requires proven excellence. To guarantee you the best conditions for the execution of your project, we work for and with you every step of the way:

  • By reviewing the detailed studies of manufacturers and installers;
  • By carefully selecting materials and following-up on manufacturing;
  • By verifying the factory acceptance of materials (FAT);
  • By supervising construction work;
  • By providing commissioning assistance;
  • By providing training for staff;
  • By developing maintenance plans;
  • By monitoring and assisting during any probationary or guarantee periods.
Contract supervision
Contract supervision

Project management
Each step of the project requires proven excellence. To guarantee you the best conditions for the execution of your project, we work for and with you every step of the way:

  • By reviewing the detailed studies of manufacturers and installers;
  • By carefully selecting materials and following-up on manufacturing;
  • By verifying the factory acceptance of materials (FAT);
  • By supervising construction work;
  • By providing commissioning assistance;
  • By providing training for staff;
  • By developing maintenance plans;
  • By monitoring and assisting during any probationary or guarantee periods.

Our previous engineering projects

Supply and design of pylon towers

For the construction of overhead power lines, we can provide a range of towers adapted to your needs and your network environment, with a level of reliability compliant to EU standards.

Such reliability is guaranteed through our compliance with CENELEC EN 50341-1, the application of Eurocodes standards to overhead power transmission lines. Eurocodes are the European standard for sizing building and civil engineering structures.

RTE participates in and manages the Technical Committee in charge of sizing overhead lines of CENELEC, the European standardisation body. This approach allows our experts to guarantee a service that always complies with the latest regulatory developments.

HVDC connections: two lines in operation on the French network

RTE currently operates two direct current interconnection lines (HVDC) with:

– England since 1986 with LCC technology;
– and Spain since 2015 with VSC technology.

As part of the interconnection project between France and Spain, RTE has developed very strong experience in HVDC technology including:

  • Technical and environmental preliminary studies;
  • Purchasing and contracting with design offices and manufacturers;
  • Impact studies;
  • Overall operation;
  • Maintenance optimization.

View HVDC Square website

Enercal: feasibility study for a storage system in New Caledonia

In order to enable greater penetration of renewable energies into the networks, and to ensure safer and more economical operation, RTEi supports its customers in the development of storage projects. After a diagnostic phase of the situation, RTEi defines the best technical and economic solution to meet the needs of its customers.

In 2018, RTEi experts carried out a study on the opportunity to integrate batteries into the grid on behalf of ENERCAL, the manager of the electricity system in New Caledonia, to meet the specific challenges of this island system:

  • The provision of capacity reserves to cope with major hazards and thus ensure the stability of the system;
  • Congestion management;
  • Optimizing the energy mix;
  • Providing flexibility to ensure frequency control in a context of high penetration of solar and wind power generation.

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