Westinghouse to supply monitoring systems for four reactors of Energoatom
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom to deliver monitoring instrumentation systems for four reactors of Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (NPP), the company's press service has reported.
"The project is part of the Complex Consolidated Safety Upgrade Program of nuclear power plants in Ukraine performed under loan agreements with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Euroatom," the company said in a report.
Westinghouse said that Westinghouse will provide accident and post-accident monitoring systems and hydrogen concentration monitoring systems to reactors 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Zaporizhia NPP.
"The upgrade includes monitoring systems, along with severe and design basis accident field instrumentation, and additional miscellaneous equipment such as penetrations, cables, sensing lines, special tooling, accessories, spares, consumables, and special mounting and fixing provisions. Installation supervision, training and warranty for products and services are also included," the company said.
Westinghouse will execute the project with selected Ukrainian expert companies including Westron, an I&C joint venture between Westinghouse and Hartron.
The project will start immediately, beginning with delivery of reactor 4 at the beginning of 2018 and ending with delivery of reactor 6 at the end of 2019. The final acceptance of the last delivered system is planned for the beginning of 2021.
Energoatom is the operator of all four Ukrainian-based operating nuclear power plants, which have 15 VVER reactors with an overall generating capacity of 13.835 gigawatts.