Context and challenges
European nuclear power plant operators are considering extending operations to 60 years and beyond. Although originally designed to operate and produce power for 30-40 years, governments and operators alike are seeking to extend the life of these nuclear power plants in a safe and cost-effective manner.
However, until recently, such a process has been a laborious one, relying upon archived, hand-drawn sketches and non-computerised methods of work.
This client, which is a major player in the nuclear industry, needed a tool to capture all the information related to one of its nuclear waste treatment plant, in order to optimise interventions and information management.
Assystem was tasked by this client to create a complex modelisation (Digital Twin) of an existing nuclear facility. This model digitally had to capture the relevant information and technical data related to the plant’s configuration.
The digital twin enabled to optimise costs, productivity and to improve safety over the lifetime of the plant:
nuclear equipment modelised
BIM specialists mobilised