Experimental fusion reactor to use Intergraph controls
A global consortium called ITER selected Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise suite of products to handle the assembly, commissioning and construction of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor
Huntsville, Ala., October 3, 2012 — A global consortium called ITER selected Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise suite of products to handle the assembly, commissioning and construction of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, as well as its operations and maintenance.
ITER (meaning "the way" in Latin) is a global organization of the European Union, China, Russia, Japan, India, South Korea and the U.S. ITER is building the reactor in Cadarache, France.
The agreement comprises implementation of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions such as SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Construction, SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators.
The construction of the site and buildings has begun, and the contributing countries are starting the manufacturing of the equipment, such as super-conducting conductors.
During the plant design, construction and completion/start-up phase, SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators will provide preconfigured processes to support engineering and project execution work processes, and SmartPlant Foundation will play a key role in data synchronization and data sharing.
The project will benefit from synchronized information and centralized data that SmartPlant Enterprise offers to better manage work processes, control equipment and maintenance, coordinate contractors and manage change.