Entergy Nuclear is a division of entergy headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi. Entergy Nuclear and its nearly 6,000 employees manage the second-largest fleet of nuclear reactors in North America, with 11,022 megawatts of generating capacity – roughly equivalent to the peak power demand of New york city in 2003. It operates ten commercial nuclear power sites with a total of 12 reactors.
Entergy Nuclear chose PLM (Plant Lifecycle Management) solutions from Dassault Systèmes (DS) for three projects at its Waterford 3 plant near New orleans, Louisiana. Dassault Systèmes Industry Services (DSIS), the Professional Services arm of Dassault Systèmes, conducted virtual modeling and simulation for the projects, leveraging CATIA to create virtual models, DELMIA for virtual simulation, and DS-partner solution AREVA laser scanning to capture updates to the plant not reflected in the original plans.