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Institut Français du Pétrole Solaize France

Research and Development Centre of 19 000 m² in Solaize – France
References
IFP SOLAIZE
Institut Français du Pétrole

Type of building
Research and development centres / Laboratories

User 's business sector
Industry

Type of contract
Design / turnkey construction

Surface 19 000 m²

Designed and executed by GSE

Architect
D. MANHES

As part of transfer of its Research and Development activity on the site of Solaize (69), the French Petroleum Institute has entrusted GSE to construct a building for laboratories and offices and a pilot hall of industrial implementation.

 

This operation presents a certain number of specificities:

  • Controlled atmosphere Research Laboratories (static condition, anti-vibration zones, temperature and specific humidity ...)
  • Distribution of special fluids (nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, helium, ...)
  • Completion date reduced: 12 months
  • Intervention on a busy and classified site in the heart of oil installations of South Lyon,
  • Installations of part of the laboratory equipment (benches, fume cupboard and specific extraction).

 

Building specificities

  • 130 electrical cabinets "laboratories"
  • 370 sensors of explosimetry
  • 785 fire detector heads
  • More than 2 000 RJ 4S connections for computer and telephony
  • Cooling capacity: 3 MW (2 absorption groups of 1.5 MW each)
  • Heat Production of 6.5 MW (2 boilers of 2.5 MW and use of an absorption band in heating mode)
  • Flow of fresh treated air: laboratories building: 450 000 m³/h / pilot hall building: 72 000 m³/h
  • 193 fume cupboards installed with individual extraction.