Nuclear plant to save millions with Dassault Systemes PLM

Posted on 8 Oct 2009 by The Manufacturer

Dassault Systèmes has announced that Entergy Corp — the second largest nuclear power operator in the US — is leveraging Dassault Systèmes solutions for 3D digital modeling, planning, and simulation of maintenance tasks.

Entergy implemented a combination of Dassault Systèmes technologies to prepare for these upcoming maintenance tasks, including CATIA for modeling the plant and DELMIA to simulate the actual project work. BCP Engineers & Consultants served as the prime contractor for the projects, with Entergy planning to use ENOVIA from Dassault Systèmes for managing assets and engineering projects.

Says John Mahoney, innovations leader for Entergy’s Nuclear Operations: “Combining scanning and modeling with up-to-date, advanced planning allows processes that could dramatically reduce the old industry-wide steam generator replacement average of 78.5 days. In some cases that time could be reduced by nearly 20%.”