Ventyx, an ABB company (NYSE: ABB), announced that Electricite de France (EDF), the world's largest producer of electricity, has signed an enterprise license agreement to expand its deployment of Ventyx's enterprise asset management (EAM) solution across all major power generation operations in France. The agreement allows EDF to expand its current license from 4,700 users to an unlimited number – providing a single software solution for all of its tens of thousands of maintenance workers to help maximize the safety, reliability and efficient generation of power.
Following an initial deployment at four nuclear power sites and many of its hydro and fossil stations in France, EDF will expand its Ventyx solution coverage across all of the country's nuclear, fossil-fired and hydropower operations. In total, the deployment will cover EDF's 59 nuclear reactors, 435 hydropower plants and 15 fossil-fired power sites in France.
"With 28 million customers in France relying on our electricity to power their homes, offices and factories, asset management is absolutely a mission-critical part of our business," said Jean-Marc Herodin, Directeur Technique SDIN Nuclear, EDF Group. "Expanding our Ventyx EAM solution will underpin our commitment to ensuring not only worker and public safety, but also the reliable and efficient generation of clean, sustainable energy. With Ventyx, we have a true partner and trusted advisor helping us to achieve these core business objectives."
"Already the world's biggest electricity producer, EDF is also one of the most innovative utilities shaping the future of efficient, safe and reliable energy production," said Daryl Rolley, executive vice president global sales, Ventyx. "EDF's commitment reflects the power of our proven solutions in maintaining some of the world's largest nuclear operations. Ventyx places enormous value on the decision to further this successful partnership, and is committed to supporting EDF in the continued delivery of cutting-edge energy solutions to its customers."
Ventyx is the leading provider of asset management solutions to the power generation industry. Currently, 98 percent of all nuclear stations in North America use Ventyx solutions for asset management. And, more than 50 percent of all nuclear power stations worldwide are maintained with the help of Ventyx software. Like EDF, many of the leading energy suppliers around the world have standardized on Ventyx EAM for managing their generation fleets, including China National Nuclear Corporation, PPL Corporation and Progress Energy.