Companies honored for first-of-its-kind modular, containerized emergency power solution qualified for the nuclear power industry
Caterpillar Inc. recently announced that the company and Cat dealer Zeppelin Power Systems CZ were recognized for safety in the large company category at the WNE Awards, which were presented at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) 2018 in June. Caterpillar and Zeppelin were honored for the development of a first-of-its-kind modular, containerized emergency power solution in the Czech Republic that meets the strict certification requirements of the nuclear power industry.
The WNE Awards commend recipients for excellence in four key areas, including innovation, competence and knowledge management, operational excellence, and safety.
“The nuclear industry challenges suppliers with the highest standards for safety, quality, and performance,” said Gert Hoffmeister, nuclear segment account manager for Caterpillar Inc. “By leveraging our extensive experience with nuclear projects and a wide portfolio of power solutions that have proven their value in the most demanding environments, Caterpillar and Zeppelin have developed an award-winning solution that sets a new benchmark for deployment velocity and simplicity of installation.”
Following comprehensive risk and safety assessments conducted by power plant operator CEZ Group and regulatory authorities in the Czech Republic after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Caterpillar and Zeppelin developed a unique power system configuration that offers a robust alternative to traditional designs while introducing an unprecedented level of flexibility.
Installed at nuclear power facilities in Dukovany and Temelín in the Czech Republic, each solution includes a Cat C175-20 diesel generator set delivering 3.2 MW of power, a fuel tank, control panel, switchgear, and cooling radiators protected by customized containers mounted on concrete bases. The system was designed and extensively tested to meet new, higher benchmarks for mechanical impact resistance, seismic qualification, and resistance to electromagnetic pulses.
Using this package significantly reduced the overall project cost when compared with the traditional approach of building a fully reinforced concrete enclosure. It was manufactured, delivered, and installed in less than 12 months to meet CEZ Group’s accelerated installation and implementation timeline.
Caterpillar is a leader in the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.
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About The World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE)
The World Nuclear Exhibition is the leading event for the global civil nuclear energy community, highlighting new technologies, innovations and research programs, real drivers for performance, and competitiveness on the pathway of excellence. The exhibition is organized by the Association des Industriels Français Exportateurs du Nucléaire (AIFEN), a trade association that promotes French nuclear expertise globally. For more information, visit https://www.world-nuclear-exhibition.com.
About Zeppelin Power Systems
Zeppelin Power Systems is the official partner of Caterpillar for Cat, MaK and EMD engines and a leading provider of drive, propulsion, traction and energy systems and has been partnering with Caterpillar for 60 years. With about 800 employees, Zeppelin Power Systems offers their customers individual, highly efficient system solutions with comprehensive services for industrial and marine applications, the oil and gas industry, rail vehicles and power generation. For more information, visit http://www.zeppelin-powersystems.com.
About Zeppelin CZ s.r.o.
Zeppelin CZ s.r.o. is the exclusive seller of Cat construction machinery, power systems, and mining machinery and equipment in the Czech Republic. In addition to sales, service, and rental equipment, the company also provides customers with comprehensive financial services. Zeppelin CZ s.r.o. is part of Zeppelin GmbH, which operates 190 branches around the world.For more information, visit https://zeppelin.cz.
For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com and caterpillar.com/social-media.
SOURCE: Caterpillar Inc.