GSE Solutions Wins Contract to Implement Digital Twin Simulator for Nuclear Plant in Korea
COLUMBIA, MD – October 4, 2022 – GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE Solutions” or “GSE”)(Nasdaq: GVP), a leader in advanced engineering services and workforce solutions that support the future of clean-energy production and decarbonization initiatives of the power industry, today announced a new contract to implement a digital twin design simulation system for a long-time customer in South Korea.
The contract will support the creation of a true digital twin simulation solution, where live plant data will be integrated into the simulator so that the client can perform timely “what-if” analyses and accurately predict future performance conditions of the plant. The project will be implemented for the customer in cooperation with a Korea-based partner, that GSE has worked with since 2018. GSE will deliver the simulation technology and model development starting in late 2022. Additional GSE support for historian integration will start in July 2023 and run through project completion, estimated for January 2025.
This $700k contract reflects South Korea’s continuing commitment to nuclear energy development. Nuclear power currently accounts for 30 percent of the country’s electricity, a number that is growing as additional nuclear energy resources are added and optimized.
South Korea has been an important market for GSE, and this new contract highlights GSE’s prominence in the region with unique services and technology, including simulation systems.
The project has two major components:
- Build a nuclear plant model using GSE’s JADE® suite, RELAP®, REMARK® and SimExec®
- Develop the interface of the simulation load with data from plant historian systems such as the PI database, to update the simulator to current plant conditions for analysis and future what-if scenarios
The goal is to create a product that can then be licensed for future digital twins within South Korea and as part of the country’s export of nuclear plants worldwide.
“We are appreciative for the continuation of work with this client. South Korea is an important market for GSE. As one of the world’s most fossil fuel-reliant economies, we support their re-commitment to nuclear energy,” said Kyle Loudermilk, GSE’s President and CEO. “This project demonstrates GSE’s ability to deliver our solutions globally, on any reactor type, building successful, long-term relationships.”
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