Southern Nuclear Operating Company in Alabama (USA) is overseeing the licensing and construction of two new nuclear units at the Plant Vogtle site near Augusta, Georgia. The US$2 billion Vogtle 3 and 4 units are among the first new nuclear plants built in America in more than 30 years.
Engineers used GT STRUDL to create models for portions of the cable tray infrastructure system and link individual supports using cable tray attributes, which enabled engineers to create structural systems for multiple tray supports.
“With GT STRUDL, we saved $1 million in manpower expenses and an overall $3 million in time and resources, performing the evaluation in less than 23 days,” said Parimal Gandhi, lead engineer on the project.
Southern Nuclear received the 2016 GT STRUDL Drivers of Success Award for its use of the software. Apply now for the 2018 Drivers of Success Awards.