Westinghouse to Upgrade Forsmark Nuclear Plant Control System

Westinghouse to upgrade Forsmark Nuclear Plant control systems

Westinghouse Electric Co. signed a contract with Forsmark Kraftgrupp AB to upgrade the non-safety related information and control systems at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant’s units 1 and 2 in Sweden.

The two boiling water reactors (BWRs) have been systematically upgraded with digital information and control systems over the past 20 years. In this next phase, Westinghouse will install a new operator interface in each of the control rooms and replace the process computers. The new platform will function to include mass storage of data, alarm and event handling, plant status displays and other operator support functions.

The plant’s full scope training simulator will also be updated to mirror the new functionalities. The simulator will be used for operator training of plant responses. The project will start immediately, with the simulator update beginning in 2017, followed by the installations planned for Unit 1 in 2018 and Unit 2 in 2019.

“This project reaffirms Westinghouse’s position as a leading supplier in the field of automation in the Nordic market,” said Aziz Dag, Westinghouse vice president and managing director, Northern and Eastern Europe. “This most recent contract award reflects Forsmark’s high confidence that Westinghouse can deliver high-level safety to the nuclear plant.”

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