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Invensys clinches deal for Chinese nuclear power plants

Subatra Suppiah | Jan. 21, 2009
Tech firm will develop digitised nuclear control rooms with safety systems

SINGAPORE, 21 JANUARY 2009 - Invensys Process Systems (IPS) has been chosen to develop and implement four large-scale, fully digitised nuclear control rooms for two new nuclear power plant sites in China.

The rooms will be equipped with the latest simulation technologies, critical control and safety systems, said the global technology, software and consulting firm. The deal is worth about US$250 million.

The Fuqing and Fangjiashan nuclear power projects are located in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces respectively. The two projects, each of which will have two 1 gW plants, are contracted by China Nuclear Power Engineering (CNPE).

IPS will provide an integrated technology platform for both safety and control systems using its Triconex and Foxboro I/A Series products. The solution includes an advanced Reactor Protection System.

Safer systems

As China speeds up nuclear power expansion and increases clean energy capabilities, we are confident that IPS will continue to provide the world-class automation solutions and expertise that will allow us to optimise these systems and make them safer, said a spokesperson for the evaluation committee.

Adds Invensys' chief executive officer Ulf Henriksson: We are pleased to enter into this strategic relationship with China and to partner CNPE to help increase China's capacity for clean power generation. We will utilise an integrated solution that combines our deep industry knowledge and our leading safety and control systems to create a safe, reliable and efficient nuclear power capability for China.


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