Fortum signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to modernize the automation at its Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland.
The new agreement comes the same day that Fortum announced it agreed to end its modernization agreement with the Areva-Siemens consortium. The consortium will complete the ongoing work.
Modernization of the plant’s automation began in 2005. The reactor control system and automation for auxiliary systems were completed at Unit 1 in 2008 and Unit 2 the following year. It was during the planning and testing of the next phase of the project that it was determined implementation would be further delayed and would have taken too long to complete.
Rolls-Royce agreed to implement the project by the end of 2018. Rolls-Royce will deliver all the automation systems including planning, testing and installations. Metso, Rolls-Royce’s sub-supplier, is supplying the non-safety operational instrumentation and control, field design and implementation on site.
Unit 1’s operational license is valid until 2027, and Unit 2’s ends in 2030.
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