Saturday 19 June 2010

New contract with Chinese nuclear power

Triconex and Foxboro I/A Series systems to help achieve safety and control excellence as China boosts power generation capacity

Invensys Operations Management has signed a second long-term agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. (CNPE) to provide safety and distributed control systems and solutions for two 650MW pressurised water reactor units under construction on Hainan Island on the southern tip of China.

Ulf Henriksson, chief executive officer, Invensys plc, commented, "We look forward to continuing our work with CNPE. This contract renews and strengthens our commitment to helping grow and develop reliable and efficient nuclear power capability for China in the safest way possible."

Under the terms of the contract, Invensys will provide its Triconex® critical control and Foxboro® I/A Series(r) distributed control systems (DCS), helping the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant achieve safety and control excellence.

"We are pleased to continue our long-term strategic partnership with CNPE, further helping them to increase China's capacity for power generation," said Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive officer, Invensys Operations Management. "Our systems will serve as a digital platform to drive safety and control excellence in these units."

By providing a diverse, scalable distributed control and safety solution, including advanced digital control room design, safety display units, priority logic modules and defense-in-depth systems built on the Triconex and I/A Series systems, Invensys addressed CNPE's safety and availability requirements.

"We expect a successful DCS project with the close cooperation of CNPE and Invensys," a spokesman for the Hainan Nuclear Power Company said, adding that 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 towards 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 digitised 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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