Polar Crane

Type: Obsolescence
Client: EDF Energy – Sizewell B
Key Deliverables: Engineering Advice Note (EAN) & Quality Plan

Project Overview

EDF Energy conducted a Sizewell B Polar Crane Mid Life Ageing and Obsolescence study. This study concluded that many components were obsolete. EDF Energy prioritised these obsolete components and raised a contract for AMS to produce an optioneering report. This report needed to specify component qualification requirements, recommend modern component equivalents and substantiate the use of these components on a technical basis.

Why AMS?

AMS has a great deal of experience and extensive knowledge within obsolescence and are very familiar with the process of recommending suitable alternative products to comply with Client internal standards and BS EN 62402:2007. AMS are very familiar with EDF standards and procedures and are highly qualified in producing technical documentation.

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