20 January 2009 – Invensys Process Systems (IPS) has been chosen to develop and implement four large-scale, fully digitized nuclear control rooms, equipped with the latest simulation technologies, critical control and safety systems for two new nuclear power plant sites in China.
The agreement is worth approximately $250m.
In a drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and its reliance on coal generated power, China has raised the target for nuclear capacity in its power mix to 5 per cent by 2020.
The Fuqing and Fangjiashan nuclear power projects, which are a part of this push to increase capacity, are located in Fuijan and Zhejiang provinces, respectively.
Under the purview of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the two
projects, each of which will have two 1GW plants, are contracted by China Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (CNPE). The plants will be jointly designed by China Nuclear Power Operation Technology Corporation (CNPO).
IPS will provide an integrated technology platform for both safety (1E)
and control systems, using its industry-leading Triconex(r) and Foxboro
I/A Series(r) products. The IPS solution also includes an advanced Reactor Protection System (RPS) utilizing functional software and hardware diversity.