Invensys Inks China Safety, Control System Pact

Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 05:02 PM gHale


Invensys Operations Management signed a third project-based agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. LTD (CNPE) to provide safety and distributed control systems and solutions for Fujian Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, units 3 and 4, two 1,000MW nuclear power units under construction in Fujian province in southeast China.

Under the terms of the contract, Invensys will provide its Triconex critical control, Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS) and human-machine interface (HMI) solutions to help the Fuqing Nuclear Power Company achieve control, safety and environmental excellence.

“This contract strengthens our position as a market-leading provider of control and safety technology to the global nuclear power industry,” said Ulf Henriksson, chief executive at Invensys.

“We are pleased to have reached further agreement with CNPE as they increase China’s power generation capacity,” said Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive officer, Invensys Operations Management.

This is the third contract awarded to Invensys by CNPE, following agreements the companies reached in 2008 and 2010 for the development and implementation of several large-scale safety and non-safety distributed control systems, including fully digitized main control rooms.

Invensys safety and control system technology is going in eight nuclear power units under construction in the Fujian, Zhejiang and Hainan provinces.



2 Responses to “Invensys Inks China Safety, Control System Pact”

  1. Invensys Inks China Safety, Control System Pact | isssource.com…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  2. nukeengineer says:

    I spent a couple of years working for Invensys on these projects. Of all my nuclear years (over 25) I have never experienced such a chaotic environment. These projects are totally out of control. Extremely poor management has led to hopeless design revisions, poor quality oversight, project delays, and cost overruns.
    For example subcontractors providing the most critical safety systems were given contracts with minimal technical specifications. This has resulted in equipment sent to sight that does not conform to the specifications. The deficiencies cause the equipment to be either returned to the manufacturing site, or local remediation, or Invensys trying to get the customer to accept non-conforming product. The rushing around putting out these self-started fires is damaging overall project quality.
    This has happened time and time again resulting in significant project delays and overruns to the tune of over 90M USD. Invensys is already in project liquidated damages territory and has had to hire industry experts to try and negotiate down the financial impacts.


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