EDF to use additional AVEVA software tools

8 November 2012

EDF is to use two additional engineering software products from the AVEVA Plant portfolio, international software firm AVEVA announced 7 November.

The new products “will drastically reduce the man-hours EDF spend on ensuring data consistency,” AVEVA said in a statement.

The French utility, which operates 58 pressurized water reactors in France and is planning new-build in the UK, will use AVEVA Diagrams as a “fast and efficient solution” for creating piping and instrumentation (P&ID) and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) diagrams. In addition, AVEVA Schematic 3D Integrator will enable integrated working between the P&ID and the 3D model, AVEVA said.

“We require software tools that can deliver our engineering requirements and seamlessly integrate with existing 3D models and designs,” said Bruno Pentori, Head of CAD Department, EDF.

“AVEVA has enabled us to standardise on a single integrated technology platform for P&IDs and 3D design. This has already proven to be an efficient solution to respond quickly to the Engineering Division’s key requirements…”

Pentori said that the new solutions would support the final phase of the Flamanville 3 EPR project, and would be used to “start the detailed design” of the EPR projects in the UK.

AVEVA said that it has worked closely with EDF in order to ensure the software is configured to meet EDF’s specific requirements.

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