More Power Plant Instrumentation & Controls News

Westinghouse signs I&C agreements with China nuclear company

09/11/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China’s SNPAS.

Former Ontario coal-fired power plant now burning 100% biomass

09/10/2014

The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario is now fully operating on biomass.

Video: Boiler leak causes issue at Hawaii power plant

09/10/2014

Monday night, Hawaiian Electric requested that its customers conserve electricity after the Kalaeloa and Waiau power plants experienced issues after two major generators shutdown.

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project

09/09/2014

Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

NRC says no safety issues to impede nuclear power plant license renewal

08/28/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said there are no technical issues to stop the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

AMSC to supply wind turbine electrical systems for $15mn

08/21/2014

AMSC received a $15 million order for wind turbine electrical systems from Inox Wind Limited, a unit of India’s Inox Group.

L-3 Mapps to supply trainer for FP&L nuclear power unit

08/21/2014

L-3 Mapps was selected by Florida Power & Light (FP&L) to supply a part-task trainer to the St. Lucie Plant nuclear Unit 1.

Turkey Point 3 nuclear reactor automatically shuts down

08/12/2014

The Turkey Point nuclear Unit 3 in Florida automatically shut down Aug. 11 following a loss of instrument air.

Idle wind turbine in Minnesota expected to resume operations

07/30/2014

One of the wind turbines in Willmar, Minnesota was repaired Tuesday after it lost its nosecone in April.

Nuclear plant automation contract awarded for UK power plants

07/29/2014

Thales was awarded a 10-year, £30 million ($37.9 million) contract to support computerized control system services at all but two EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power plants.

Boundary Dam Unit 53 returns online, ahead of schedule

07/24/2014

Boundary Dam’s generating Unit 53 has returned online after a severe electrical short disabled the unit right before peak generation.

Areva to develop nuclear I&C courses

07/15/2014

Areva signed an agreement with the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) to develop nuclear instrumentation & controls (I&C) courses.

2 wind turbines struck by lightning, being fixed

07/14/2014

Two of the 21 wind turbines at the Lowell wind project in Vermont are being worked on after they were struck by lightning recently.

Hanul nuclear reactor OK to restart

07/09/2014

South Korea’s nuclear safety commission approved the restart of a nuclear reactor in the country.

Nuclear spent fuel pool instrumentation system passes acceptance testing

07/02/2014

MOHR Test and Measurement LLC said the first 24 channels of its Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System passed factory acceptance testing.

Lockheed Martin, Chinese company partner on prototype nuclear I&C system

06/25/2014

Lockheed Martin and China’s State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Co. will collaborate on the manufacturing of prototype protection systems for third generation nuclear power plants in China.

Alstom to deliver PAS operator interface system to worldwide customers

06/24/2014

Alstom and PAS signed an agreement where Alstom will deliver PAS’ operator interface to global customers.

EDF Energy nuclear power plants to receive upgraded drive systems

06/16/2014

EDF Energy picked Servelec to design, implement, test and commission new drive systems at two of EDF’s nuclear power plants.

EDF Energy UK nuclear power plants to get new I&C systems

06/12/2014

Ultra Electronics Holdings said its Nuclear Control Systems unit was awarded a 12.9 million pounds ($21.7 million) contract to supply specialist instrumentation by EDF Energy.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 1 to get new power plant simulator

06/12/2014

L-3 Mapps will replace the full scope simulator at PPL Corp.’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear Unit 1 in Pennsylvania.