More Power Plant Instrumentation & Controls News

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Areva to provide I&C, electrical systems services for Bulgaria nuclear units


Areva was picked to provide nuclear services for the safety instrumentation and control (I&C) and electrical systems for units 5 and 6 at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria.

Areva to perform nuclear power plant modernization and expansion projects


Areva was picked by the Kernkraft Gösgen-Däniken AG to carry out two projects for the Gösgen nuclear power plant in Switzerland.

Emerson upgrades gas turbine controls


Piqua Power System, located in Ohio, has successfully upgraded its OEM turbine controls.

Nuclear I&C plan approved for Finnish reactor


The Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) approved the overall instrumentation and control system plan for the Olkiluoto 3 European Pressurized Reactor (EPR).