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AVEVA signs long-term strategic deal to transform EDF’s nuclear engineering capabilities

The new agreement will see AVEVA digital design systems implemented as the gold standard for all new EDF nuclear projects. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has signed a long-term partnership with EDF, the world leader in power generation, to elevate its 3D nuclear engineering programme and deliver energy-efficient performance

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

By streamlining 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. This 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. To date, AVEVA’s capabilities have enabled EDF to drive its sustainable nuclear vision by reducing operational work-hours and by enhancing data consistency.

The new partnership between AVEVA and EDF is expected to generate reduction in design work times and in engineering work times; decrease in the need for re-work due to consistently accurate and high-quality deliverables; faster development rate of 3D models; greater project visibility for all project stakeholders; greater collaboration between design and engineering teams; and extended asset lifespans and the ability to reduce CO₂ emissions.

The new agreement will see AVEVA digital design systems implemented as the gold standard for all new EDF nuclear projects

EDF group executive director - Engineering and New Nuclear Project, Xavier Ursat commented, “The SWITCH digital transformation program is critical to reinforce EDF’s ambition of producing low-carbon electricity and achieving our carbon neutrality objective by 2050 across our portfolio. 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 optimise operational performance and to exploit nuclear energy efficiently.” 


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