The two Swedish units of Westinghouse Group, Nuclear fuel and Nuclear Services, take the next step in the modernization of engineering, plant design field and plant management by investing in Ides’ software MasterConcept.
Westinghouse Sweden has more than 800 employees and is responsible for the boiling water reactor (BWR) technology within each business unit and has to its credit built nine nuclear power plants in Sweden and two in Finland, based on its own independent design.
During the first stage of this modernization process, Westinghouse will start working database oriented with their plant projects. Both Westinghouse units are now replacing IDOK process CAD with Ides proMaster. Existing elMaster licenses will also be updated, as will the database. The functionality in proMaster will be even more refined in order to support Westinghouse’s requirements, needs and working methodology. In order to support Westinghouse through this process, Ides also makes arrangements for installation, training and implementation support in the system.
This is the first step of several in the process to improve the management of Westinghouse’s plant documentation, primarily electricity and process. In order to increase the efficiency in their plant and in their projects, the goal of this first step is to gain improved quality and safety, document control, working methodology, demand data, environmental/ safety classifications and document publishing.
– With this contract we have proven not only that we have the right technology for the Swedish nuclear and power industry but also that we can handle extremely high requirements on data security within the nuclear industry worldwide, says Lars Geidne, CEO, Ides AB.
A vital part of Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel is the Westinghouse Sweden Nuclear Fuel Factory, situated in Västerås, Sweden. Nuclear Fuel (Sweden Operations, BWR and PWR Fuel Products and Fuel Engineering) in Västerås is responsible for the entire chain from research and development to manufacturing of nuclear fuel for Boiling Water Reactors and Pressurized Water Reactors, as well as control rods and fuel channels for BWR plants including codes for core surveillance.
Nuclear Services (BWR Engineering Services, BWR Field Services and Repair, Replacement & Automation Services) supports customers in the BWR markets in Europe, the USA and Asia. Nuclear Services is a complete supplier of both engineering services and field services. Nuclear Services provides full-service undertakings and edge technology products within outage services, repair and investigations, analysis, modernizations and licensing work. Within Repair, Replacement & Automation Services Westinghouse delivers automation projects for nuclear plants on the Nordic market.