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CASE STUDY: NEOLANT, RUSSIA
INTERGRAPH INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS NUCLEAR PLANTS’ DECOMMISSIONING NEOLANT keeps data integrity through the whole life-cycle management of decommissioning project
IDENTIFYING GOALSNEOLANT was the selected engineering company for the decommissioning of
power generation units at Smolenskaya, Bilibino, and Kolskaya Nuclear Power
Plants (NPP). The contractor needed to create an effective information support
system to support the whole capital life-cycle management of the project, main-
taining data integrity and accuracy of engineering information. The information
system was built based on SmartPlant Enterprise and named “Decommissioning
The nucleus of the database is based on the NPP information model, a stan-
dard NPP model which contains current design and engineering data needed
in the decommissioning process. The information model itself is an Engineering
Data Management system. As the project goes, different IT tools join the sys-
tem: applications to gather data, applications for engineering evaluation and
simulation modeling, and applications for business analysis are all involved in
NEOLANT chose Intergraph® technologies for creating the decommissioning
database at Bilibino, Kolskaya, and Smolenskaya NPPs because:
• Design engineers at Smolenskaya, Kolskaya, and Bilibino NPPs had prior expe-
rience in the use of Intergraph technologies.
• Solutions are easy to use by staff involved in the decommissioning project.
• All actions performed within the project are recorded for reporting and reuse.
• Technical support is offered by Intergraph.
• NEOLANT has broad experience in the use of Intergraph solutions.
NEOLANT brought in its own technologies, InterBridge and InterView, which
helped to implement the project. InterBridge allows users to link several CAD
formats into one information model. InterView is a visual interface designed to
help the team effectively use the decommissioning database. It is fast, easy, and
resource saving. Both tools have an interface with SmartPlant Enterprise.
The decommissioning database at Smolenskaya, Bilibino, and Kolskaya
FACTS AT A GLANCE Company: NEOLANT
Description: NEOLANT is the supplier of solutions for the enterprises of the fuel-energy complex and state sector and is one of the largest IT companies in Russia. Company activities include the development and implementation of information systems to decision-making support based on the integration of technologies; engineering and information support for oil-and-gas and nuclear projects on different life-cycle stages, as well as permanent search for innovative solutions.
Industry: Engineering, IT
NPPs were created using SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant
Foundation, SmartPlant P&ID, and Smart3D. SmartPlant P&ID
was used for two-dimensional technology schemes develop-
ment, which later were used for putting together 3D models
in Smart3D. Electrical schemes were created with SmartPlant
Electrical. A SmartPlant Foundation interface with InterBridge
and InterView was applied to create an integrated engineering
data storage– a “single access point”, which also had a benefi-
cial impact in project document management.
OVERCOMING CHALLENGESRecovering thousands of drawings and as-built documenta-
tion from the plants posed a challenge to engineers and other
specialists from NEOLANT and Intergraph. The lack of an ap-
plication among SmartPlant Enterprise solutions for creating a
general plot plan (a diagram which shows the buildings, utility
runs, engineering, equipment layout, and other constructions of
a project site) was challenging, because other 2D and 3D CAD
tools had to be brought in and an interface with SmartPlant
Foundation was created.
The isolated location of some objects and some NPP’s staff
members’ preoccupation with other duties also posed some
challenges that were overcome with a holistic change in man-
agement and a multi-discipline collaboration approach.
REALIZING RESULTSIt took six months to create and launch the Intergraph de-
commissioning database system. Each NPP’s database is
customized in terms of data model extension. For instance, at
Kolskaya NPP, 20,931 project-related sketches were scanned
and uploaded to the system. The decommissioning database
was built upon a single information model which includes
Today, the decommissioning databases at the three NPPs
work effectively and play a key role in:
• Gathering and keeping data linked to all information systems
• Exchanging data among all information systems at NPPs.
• Providing all necessary data for mandatory decommissioning
reports, including reports on the units’ technical condition.
• Providing radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel data
• Visualizing the structure and patterns of all NPP objects (as
well as nuclear unit parts).
MOVING FORWARDThe decommissioning database projects built with SmartPlant
Enterprise tools, information modelling and cPLM methodology
worked well with the Neolant InterBridge technology prepara-
tory work. In the near future the decommissioning database
will also be integrated with current NPP’s operations, techni-
cal equipment characteristics and welded connection control
Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company’s software and so-lutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities, and more reliable operations.
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships, and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency re-sponse, utilities, transportation, and other global challenges.
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Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualiza-tion technologies that enable customers to design, measure, and position objects, and process and present data.
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