On June 28, 2016, World Nuclear Exhibition held a special Awards Competition ceremony to reward the cutting edge nuclear technologies and innovation projects. “Multi-D-based Project Management System” of Rosatom ASE Group of Companies won the first prize in the Operation Excellence category.
Construction of major facilities often implies cost overruns and longer timelines, ranging from 10% to 50% on average. According to the developers of the system the situation can be remedied only by the effective management, combining IT tools and business processes. The use of Multi-D-based Project Management System technology specially designed by Russian specialists would facilitate essential optimization and control of deadlines/value for money during erection of capital construction facilities. Furthermore, this technology is universal and can be successfully applied not only at nuclear power plants building but also in any other complex infrastructure projects.
The development of these technologies was triggered by ASE Group of companies’ positive track record in project management and construction of facilities implementing Dassault Systemes’ commercial packages and its 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The company's experience has shown that the application approach to the construction and use of the technology allows carrying out the projects according to all the deadlines and strictly keep within budget.
ASE has proved that the use of adequate tools allows timely project implementation and withstanding budget pressure, for example, during construction of the Rostov NPP Units 3&4 and the Yuzhnouralsk GRES-2 (power units 1&2). This technology is being replicated in all Russian-designed NPP construction projects deployed both in Russia and abroad and provides the basis for the progress trend in consulting services (PMC) rendered as part of major non-nuclear projects.
Jury Nomination Chairman Jacques Regaldo, Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators, noted that the diversity of projects presented by different industrial companies was motivating and challenging. “However the Jury draw attention to the projects that involve all levels of operation excellence”, - he added. The projects of Apave, EDF and Westinghouse were also presented at the shortlist of nominees.
The joint project "Tournament of Young Professionals ‘TeMP’" of Rosatom and Rosatom Corporate Academy was shortlisted in the Knowledge Management category along with EDF and Oxand projects.
TeMP is aimed at attraction and selection of talented young graduates for future employment at Rosatom enterprises. Its aim also to increase attractiveness of nuclear industry careers among young professionals in specialized universities. The tournament is held on crowd sourcing online platform with the live grand finale. The winners receive a job offer from the leading enterprises of Rosatom. Participants of the tournament have an opportunity to develop projects dealing with real production targets, working in close collaboration with Rosatom experts. The most interesting and promising ideas are selected by jury consisting of top representatives of Rosatom divisions. Best projects are chosen by Rosatom top management and its CEO. This year alone, the number of applications from participants exceeded 3,000 people, and only 100 got into the final.
118 projects were chosen for the WNE Award competition, 14 of them were shortlisted in 4 categories: Innovations, Operation Excellence, Nuclear Safety and Knowledge Management. The jury included top managers of leading international companies and organizations of the nuclear industry. Among them were Bernard Bigot, Director General ITER, Jacques Regaldo, Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators, William D. Magwood, Director General NEA, and David Drury, Technical Head – Management and Human Resources, IAEA. According to the competition results, 4 winners and 8 nominees were announced. Another 2 projects received special attention of the jury.