On June 20, 2017 the ASE Group of Companies (which is part of ROSATOM) conducted two-day track “Digital Future: Next Step in the Development of Nuclear Technologies” within the ATOMEXPO-2017 business program.
The first part of this event was dedicated to practices of introducing digital technologies into industry and needs of the state in digitization. The participants discussed the European practices and standards in relation to global movement to economy digitization, contemplated the prospects of government control development under the conditions of digital economy as well as needs that have to be developed and improved.
The following was pointed out: digitization in nuclear industry is closely connected with progressing of the NPP digital model along its life cycle. This affects all participants of the facility construction process: regulator, customer and contractor – who is «engine» of this process. That is why it is exceptionally important that the digital standards to be set at the high level directly by business-participants of project implementation. This can help to avoid losses in time as well as capital cost of the sites.
The participants of the second plenary discussion were offered to get a view of best practices in the area of digital technologies introducing into industry. Representatives of leading companies worldwide in digital technologies and high-tech production made presentations of their solutions.
Vyacheslav Alenkov, Director, System Engineering, ASE told to experts and guests about development of Multi-D Platform, which ATOMEXPO-2017 guest are able to test using the Multi-D simulator at ASE stand.
Making the report about industrial and technological platform of Multi-D built on the basis of the information model of the engineering object Vyacheslav Alenkov stated that development includes more than 30 tools based on data from information system. One of the tools is shared information space with access to it not only for site designers and constructors but for suppliers, customers and regulators as well. Significant part of tools has been implemented and gives tangible effects in the area of site construction duration and cost.
As Stuart Young, Europe and Middle East Managing Director, FIATECH stated, in accordance with Roadtech Map developed by FIATECH the life cycle of a complex capital object shall be indestructible so this helps to achieve major success in reducing construction duration, costs as well as enhance significantly the quality of processes. Today all largest global engineering companies follow the principles of life cycle management presented by FIATECH.
Developed in ASE Group and ROSATOM Multi-D platform enables to construct capital objects in accordance with principles of this Roadtech Map and we witness real results of such activity, for example at Rostov NPP. Multi-D system that has been developed by ASE Group experts for the last decade is instrumental in effective managing all life cycle stages of NPP and other objects of capital construction. Nowadays, solutions based on this management system are being rolled out to all objects in ASE Group’s Order Portfolio and are available for realization of any type of complex capital projects.
«It is very important that this platform brings added value rather than exits as another IT-system. ASE Group of Companies is oriented not only on nuclear industry but also works on data extension to be used by other industries and real sector of economy in general », - summarized Vyacheslav Alenkov.
ATOMEXPO-2017 IX International Forum in Moscow has gathered 6.5 thousand participants from 65 countries, including Russia and four countries that take part in the Forum for the first time: Colombia, Sudan, Sri-Lanka and Ethiopia. The Forum is attended by 33 official governmental delegations from different countries of the world, as well as 100 companies from the global nuclear industry and associated industries. The business program of the Forum envisages 13 round tables on relevant topics. The main theme of the Forum this year is Nuclear Technologies: Safety, Environment, and Sustainability".