Invensys Signs Safety Pact with China Nuke Units

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 04:06 PM gHale

In a move to provide safety and distributed control systems for two China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. (CNPE) 650MW pressurized water reactor units under construction on Hainan Island on the southern tip of China, CNPE inked a long term partnership deal with Invensys Operations Management.
Under the terms of the deal, Invensys will provide its Triconex critical control and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS), helping the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant achieve safety and control goals.
“Our systems will serve as a digital platform to drive safety and control excellence in these units,” said Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive of Invensys Operations Management.
The distributed control and safety solution includes advanced digital control room design, safety display units, priority logic modules and defense-in-depth systems.
“We expect a successful DCS project with the close cooperation of CNPE and Invensys,” a spokesman for the Hainan Nuclear Power Company said, adding with work continuing at Units 1 and 2 of the Fuqing and Fangjiashan nuclear power plants in Fujian and Zhejiang, “the contract for the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant in Hainan represents a further significant step toward long-term cooperation between CNPE and Invensys.”
This is the second contract awarded to Invensys by CNPE, following an agreement the companies reached in 2008 for the development and implementation of four large-scale safety and non-safety distributed control systems, including fully digitized main control rooms, equipped with Invensys safety and control system technology, for two new nuclear power plants under construction in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces.

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