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ÅF develops app for nuclear power plants

For Ringhals, part of the Vattenfall group, ÅF has developed a smart phone app to easily reach all professionals accessing the site. A new way to communicate and report risks.

The RinghalsAPPEN can be used by all people working at site, independent on whether they use a computer in the daily work or have access to the Ringhals intranet. In the app risks can be reported straight away with a couple of clicks and it helps contractors who work temporary on site to find information about the plant and its surroundings. As it makes the reporting of risk and safety issues easy and fast, an increased amount of risk observations is reported. More risk observations reported is a good indication that the safety thinking and safety culture of the whole organization is strengthened.

Our nuclear customers focus on safety, both regarding the safety of the reactors but also regarding the safety of the people working at site. Daily updates from the outage management team as well as safety announcements can be communicated through the app reaching all people working at site quickly and uncomplicated.

“The app was a success and I am very happy to report that ÅF’s nuclear team just won the order to develop a similar app for Oskarshamn Nuclear plant” says Katrin Hedvall, section manager Maintenance & Civil.

The Ringhals nuclear power plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Scandinavia, with four reactors – three pressurised water reactors and one boiling water reactor. In a normal year, Ringhals generates 28 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is approximately one fifth of Sweden's total electrical energy consumption.