ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company today announced that Ventyx customer China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), a Chinese government entity which owns more than 40 percent of China's nuclear sites, has received two significant industry awards for its deployment of Ventyx solutions as part of the world's largest and most ambitious nuclear new build program.
CNNC took top honors in two categories –"Nuclear Power Project of the Year" and "Information Project of the Year" – in the 2012 Asian Power Awards, which recognize the extraordinary achievements of energy and utility organizations from across the Asia-Pacific region.
CNNC is investing US$120 billion into dozens of nuclear energy projects to establish nuclear power as a clean alternative to fossil fuels for China. To facilitate the continued development of the nuclear industry in China, CNNC established the Nuclear Group Information Management System project, which includes the country's first implementation of Ventyx's enterprise asset management (EAM) solution, Ventyx Asset Suite, and the Ventyx eSOMS shift operations management system.
With the solution in place, CNNC has already been able to accomplish many of its goals for the information management project, including minimizing outages, reducing inventory levels and enhancing compliance with safety regulations.
"We are honored to accept these awards recognizing our Ventyx nuclear enterprise asset management system rollout – a core IT project that will allow us to optimize our performance, standardize business processes and improve efficiencies across our entire nuclear power generation fleet," said Zhang Tao, vice president with CNNC. "Ventyx has unparalleled experience in software designed to meet the needs of the nuclear industry, and has shared asset management and plant operations management best-practice business processes used by nuclear organizations around the world. We look forward to further collaborating with Ventyx, and leveraging these solutions to support our rollout to other plants."
The first phase in a series of rollouts across China, Ventyx Asset Suite and eSOMS have gone live at four units – two units at the Fu Qing Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian and another two at the Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Plant in Zhejiang. Furthermore, CNNC recently expanded its agreement to include another two units at Hainan Nuclear Power, which is expected to go live in April 2013.
"As the number of CNNC's nuclear sites continues to grow, so will the challenges in managing its operations and maintenance," said Matthew Day, president of Asia Pacific region, Ventyx. "With Ventyx software, CNNC can be assured it is implementing asset management best practices developed over more than 30 years of working with leading nuclear operators around the world – including more than 90 percent of nuclear sites in North America alone."
China National Nuclear Corporation is the largest state-owned enterprise under the direct management of the central government. CNNC has more than 100 secondary member units across more than 20 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities with 100,000 employees.
Two Ventyx customers, CNNC and Powercor Australia, received a combined total of three awards at this year's Asian Power Awards. Asia is a growing market for Ventyx as more companies in the region seek to improve the efficiency and performance of assets over their lifespan.
Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world's largest organizations rely on Ventyx solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see www.ventyx.com.