AVEVA strikes deal to digitally transform EDF’s nuclear engineering

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, has signed a long-term partnership deal with EDF, the world leader in power generation, to promote its 3D nuclear engineering program and deliver leading-edge energy-efficient performance. 

As part of the partnership deal, AVEVA will help drive EDF’s SWITCH digital transformation program with its AVEVA E3D Design solution and other components of the AVEVA TM Unified Engineering solution. EDF will bolster its engineering design portfolio by way of faster design and delivery of its nuclear plants as well as advanced safety and performance standards.

By facilitating data from different design disciplines, including mechanical, electrical and civil works, several hundred users across different global locations will be able to work together within a digital twin repository, eliminating siloed engineering design approaches, avoiding data inconsistencies, and removing duplication. 

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“Our market-leading digital engineering design enables us to support EDF in driving their net-zero energy strategy for the benefit of end consumers throughout the world. With our new agreement, AVEVA will help EDF accelerate engineering collaboration, connect teams and unlock higher performance through shared contextual data and intelligence. We look forward to assisting EDF’s expert engineers to cut design time, improve collaboration and accelerate efficient decision-making to develop the nuclear industry of the future.”

Under the deal, AVEVA digital design systems will be implemented as the gold standard for new EDF nuclear projects. AVEVA technology will allow users to collaborate on shared 3D models simultaneously.

The partnership builds on a long-term relationship between AVEVA and EDF. AVEVA has supported EDF with 3D digital engineering solutions at its N4 nuclear plants since the 1980s.

The new partnership between AVEVA and EDF is expected to reduce design and engineering work times, decrease the need for re-work, accelerate the development rate of 3D models, increase project visibility for all stakeholders, boost collaboration between design and engineering teams and extend asset lifespans and the ability to reduce carbon emissions.

Mr. Xavier Ursat, Executive Director, Engineering and New Nuclear Project, EDF Group, commented, “AVEVA has been a trusted partner for EDF for more than 30 years, helping us to accomplish our digital transformation. AVEVA understands our requirements and we trust them to enable us to accelerate our clean energy goals. This extended long-term partnership supports our engineering design and operations teams and empowers them to optimize operational performance and to exploit nuclear energy efficiently.”

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