License Renewal Implementation: The Next Step

photo credit: striatic Nearly three-quarters of all US nuclear plants have applied for twenty year license renewals from the NRC. Fifty-four units have received approval of their applications from the NRC. An additional twenty are still awaiting decisions from the regulator. If your plant has made its license renewal application (LRA) is it time to […]

Integrated Approach to Capital Projects Increase ROI

Introduction Capital programs are key to the strategic success for those who own large capital assets in the power industry. Owners with large investments in plants, facilities and infrastructure live and die based on the performance of those assets. This is why there is an emphasis on modernization, upgrades and major modifications to these assets. […]

Silos of Excellence:New Builds and Existing Plants have Information Integration Needs – PART 1

Introduction The technical knowledge and division of responsibilities necessary to satisfy the technology and regulatory aspects of designing, constructing and operating power plants is broad, and impacts the communications and information flow. Establishing a common platform for the management of information improves the efficiency and effectiveness of project and operational organizations. For existing plants the […]

Plant Lifecycle Management (PLM) is more than…

PLM has been thrown around as a buzzword by consultants, vendors and others who are trying to make sure they are seen as relevant in the marketplace. The truth of the matter is that PLM is more than a technology or group of technologies and has the potential for far reaching benefits when successfully implemented. […]

BCP – Not Just Nuclear

Most of us at BCP, as well as our clients, think of us as a company that services the Nuclear Power Industry with engineers and other technical specialists. While nuclear plant owners represent the majority of our clients, BCP also participates in other parts of the energy sector. We’ve had projects over the last two […]

PLM as a Business Strategy: New Plant

Plant Lifecycle Management or PLM is a business strategy. The advent of increased computing power present for the average capital intensive business today has made this strategy possible. In manufacturing, where PLM was focused on products instead of plants, the PLM business strategy was adopted more than a decade ago. Part of the reason was […]

What is Plant Lifecycle Management?

PLM or Plant Lifecycle Management as used in the power and process industry is a business strategy derived from the manufacturing sector. In manufacturing PLM or product lifecycle management channels all information for a product from concept to retirement and makes it available to the entire organization. The information is captured and managed in an […]

Olympic Stadium Designed by Dassault Systemes Software

Source: New York Times: Olympic Stadium With a design to Remember Many had the chance to experience the opening ceremony of the Olympics and be impressed by the unique design of the Beijing stadium. What you may not know is that the stadium was designed using the software of BCP’s partner, Dassault Systèmes (DS). DS […]

BCP Improves Your Planning

Some may have heard BCP has turned to technology to solve one of our customers’ greatest project problems – risk. The single greatest issue that faces project managers is the lack of proper planning and missing some issues that could have been pro-actively addressed using our techniques. When planning major equipment modifications and replacements, there […]