Nuclear power plant simulator to be upgraded

L-3 Mapps said it has been contracted by DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) to upgrade the 1,100 MW Fermi 2 nuclear power plant simulator with L-3’s Orchid simulation environment. The company will also provide DTE Energy with an additional simulator specifically to train field personnel on emergency diesel generator (EDG) operations.

For the current project, L-3 Mapps will update all of the simulation computers to the latest generation, as well as migrating the models and simulator maintenance tools from the previous generation of L-3 software to its Orchid simulation environment. In addition, an EDG simulator will be deployed, with virtual panels based on L-3’s Orchid Touch Interface solution.

In September 2006, L-3 Mapps performed a refurbishment of the Fermi 2 simulator’s computers, instructor stations and simulation models.

The project is expected to start immediately and be completed in the summer of 2012.

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