Sogin Implements PTC® Windchill® As Global Platform For Data And Process Management
Leader in the nuclear energy industry standardizes on Windchill to integrate and optimize its business processes
NEEDHAM, MA. - January 21, 2009 - PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company®, today announced that Sogin has licensed PTC Windchill to centralize its product development information and standardize business processes in order to achieve a more efficient and safer management of decommissioning data. Sogin was established in 1999 under the framework of the re-organization of the national electricity sector. The company is responsible for decommissioning Italy's nuclear power plants and handling their radioactive waste.
In 2008, Sogin started the IPOD (Integrazione Processi Operativi del Decommissioning) project for the integration of operative and decommissioning processes. This project was created to centralize the management and operating data relating to its decommissioning activities, improve the integration and sharing of information and allow for data sustainability,
On the basis of IPOD functional assessment, SOGIN required an IT solution that would be able to manage the following processes:: Job management, material tracking and management.
To meet the above mentioned requirements, Sogin selected PTC. Leveraging the PTC Product Development System (PDS) architecture, Windchill will allow Sogin to develop a repository to efficiently manage all related processes and information. As part of the project, the company will deploy Windchill PDMLink, Windchill ProjectLink, Windchill PartsLink and PDF Creator.
PTC was chosen as "best in class" technology after a careful evaluation of the leading software solutions on the market, During the selection process Sogin worked Comedata, a consultancy company specializing in the development, implementation and management of IT and communication systems, to make its decision. Additionally, the project will be supported by Advantage, a PTC Certified Partner.
"We are pleased with our choice, since we believe that the PTC platform offers a comprehensive and integrated solution that is able to fully support our project," said Massimiliano Chiardoni, IT Manager at Sogin. "The data consistency and the native web architecture of PTC Product Development System will allow safe access to information as well as real-time monitoring of the progress status of the decommissioning processes at the single nuclear sites,"
"The acquisition of this new customer is particularly strategic, because it allows PTC to gain a foothold in the nuclear industry where there is an increasing need for cutting-edge IT solutions, said, Matthew McGovern, director, product and market strategy, PTC. "As a matter of fact, with the creation of third and fourth generation reactors, the presently active stations not complying anymore with environmental and safety standards are likely to be progressively dismantled, at the global level."
Sogin is the public-sector company formed in 1999 to manage the decommissioning of Italy's nuclear power plants. Sogin operates on the basis of the strategic guidelines set by the Ministry for Economic Development. Sogin was created as part of the reform of the national electricity system. The company is responsible for dismantling nuclear power plants and handling their nuclear waste. Sogin's highly skilled technicians and experts work to achieve these objectives.
The four Italian nuclear power plants at Trino, Caorso, Latina and Garigliano di Sessa Aurunca were transferred to Sogin. In 2003, the company was charged with operating Enea's fuel cycle research reactors (the EUREX plant in Saluggia, the OPEC and IPU plants of Casaccia near Roma, and the ITREC plant of Rotondella). The fuel production plant at Bosco Marengo was then acquired in 2005.
Sogin is also active in research, consulting and service provision in the nuclear, environmental and energy fields.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development. Using the company's CAD, and content and process management solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet both customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com.
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