Southern Nuclear Operating Company is overseeing the licensing and construction of two new nuclear units at the Plant Vogtle site near Augusta, Georgia.
The Vogtle 3 and 4 units are among the first new nuclear plants built in America in more than 30 years. The existing cable tray infrastructure in the turbine building was a typical early 1980s design, when the use of structural analysis was limited and computations were performed by hand. The project required upgrading the plant’s turbine-generator analog controls with a new Mark 6e (VI) digital turbine control
“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.
Read here how GT STRUDL helped make the project a success.