China Guangdong Nuclear Power Simulation Technology Co., Ltd
On March 14th 2008 Western Services Corporation signed a Shareholders Agreement in Shenzhen, China forming a Joint Venture Company to be named China Nuclear Power Simulation Technology Co., Ltd. (CNPSC). Under the Agreement WSC will provide the technology and knowhow needed to enable CNPSC to develop and construct operator training simulators for nuclear power plants in China and Asian markets. The Shareholders in the Joint Venture Company include China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute (CNPRI) and Beijing Tong Fang Electronic Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (BTF). CNPSC will have its headquarters in Beijing.
By transferring technology and knowhow from WSC to CNPSC, CNPRI will achieve its technology self-reliance and localization objectives for the development, construction and maintenance of nuclear power plant full scope simulators for the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company projects
The Technology Transfer will be based on WSC's 3KEYMASTER™ state-of-the-art Simulation Software. WSC will provide training in the use of 3KEYMASTER™, as well as project management, technical, QA and R&D support throughout the term of the joint venture, and will assist in the development of CNPSC's own simulation software.
A-D Technology, Incorporated (ADTech) was founded in September 1988 by a group of engineers with over 60 years of collective professional experience working in the United States. Created to meet the growing demand for technical expertise in Taiwan, ADTech is dedicated to promoting industrial and commercial applications of computer and information technologies. Our goal is to create, adapt, and assist our clients in utilizing innovative and proven computer, communication and control technologies to improve operational safety, productivity and efficiencies. www.adtech.com.tw
WSC is a licensee of RELAP5-R/T from Idaho National Laboratory (INL). WSC has applied the RELAP5 Thermal-Hydraulics Code, including the NESTLE (Nodal Eigenvalue, Steady-state, Transient, Le core Evaluator), to several full-scope nuclear power plant simulators, including recently to the Bruce B and Susquehanna projects. On the Bruce B simulator, WSC supplied the PHT, Boilers, Moderator and Reactor models using the RELAP5 thermal-hydraulics code and installed a new engineering-grade (NESTLE) model to simulate the neutronics. On the Susquehanna simulator, WSC provided the NSSS Reactor and Recirculation System models using the RELAP5 thermal-hydraulics code and NESTLE neutronics codes, as well as the models in the remainder of the primary loop using the 3KEYMASTER™ Tools. Previously, RELAP5 has been used on the Seabrook, Comanche Peak, Diablo Canyon, Salem, Hope Creek and Palo Verde Simulators. For further information on INL please go to http://www.inl.gov .RELAP5 is maintained by INL, who provides regular updates to its large consortium of licensees. A wealth of information on RELAP5 is available at the RELAP5 home page: http://www.inl.gov/relap5/ .
GP Strategies Corporation
GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies' solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.
As a Western Services Corporation partner, GP provides a wide range of power plant simulation services, including the development of detailed specifications for the purchase of high-fidelity simulators, project management of simulator development projects, simulator acceptance testing, simulator instructor training, and the development of detailed simulator training programs.
WSC and GP Strategies most recent collaboration was to develop and launch an innovative platform for bringing real-time simulation and training to the student over the Internet. For additional information on this web-based training being offer, please click the following: Web-based Training.
Additional information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.
Bilfinger Mauell Corporation USA
Bilfinger Mauell Corporation (BMC, formerly Mauell USA) is our partner for
providing structures and integrating the hardware for our 3KEYTOUCH™
GlassTop Simulator solutions. Since 2011 we have delivered over 50
GlassTops (click here for more information) and currently are working together
to provide replica full scale Control Room GlassTop Simulators (CRGTS) for
Duke Energy’s Robinson and Brunswick Nuclear Power Plants. WSC and BMC
also teamed together for the delivery of two major simulator hardware projects.
We provided new hardware systems for the Bruce A Simulator Control Room
and the Ontario Power Generation Darlington Nuclear Generating Station
(DNGS) Unit 2 replica full-scope Training Simulator. These projects included
manufacturing and delivery of hard panels with replica instrumentation, I/O
systems, operator training consoles, instructor's facility, computer systems,
network infrastructure and communication interfaces. For further information
about BMC please go to www.mauell us.bilfinger.com