Electricité De France (EDF) has signed a contract to expand its investment in AVEVA technology by implementing more engineering software products from the AVEVA Plant portfolio.
Under the agreement, EDF will be able to create piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and HVAC diagrams more efficiently.
The firm will also utilise AVEVA Schematic 3D Integrator, which will ensure integrated working between the P&ID and the 3D model.
The technologies together are expected to reduce the man-hours that EDF currently spends on ensuring data consistency.
EDF CAD Tools Suite project manager Laurent Perry said: "In addition to the use of the new AVEVA Plant software within EDF, its use will also be mandated for all EDF subcontractors.
"It is key to manage the flow of schematics and 3D engineering data between all parties involved in the design and construction process."
EDF CAD Department head Bruno Pentori highlighted the need of the software tools that can meet the firm’s engineering requirements and integrate with existing 3D models and designs.
"AVEVA’s integrated solutions will support the final phase of the Flamanville EPR project and will be used to start the detailed design of the EPR projects in the UK," Pentori added.
The engineering software provider said its AVEVA Plant products improve project efficiency and cut down engineering and design costs by offering complementary products.
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