Global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, Invensys Operations Management has signed a second long-term agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. (CNPE) to supply safety and distributed control systems and solutions for two 650MW pressurised water reactor units that are currently under construction on Hainan Island on the southern tip of China.
Ulf Henriksson, Chief Executive Officer of Invensys plc explained, “We look forward to continuing our work with CNPE. This contract renews and strengthens our commitment to helping grow and develop reliable and efficient nuclear power capability for China in the safest way possible.”
Under the terms of the contract, Invensys will provide its Triconex critical control and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS), helping the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant achieve safety and control excellence.
Sudipta Bhattacharya, President and Chief Executive Officer of Invensys Operations Management commented, “We are pleased to continue our long-term strategic partnership with CNPE, further helping them to increase China’s capacity for power generation. Our systems will serve as a digital platform to drive safety and control excellence in these units.”
Invensys have addressed CNPE’s safety and availability requirements by offering a varied, scalable distributed control and safety solution, including advanced digital control room design, safety display units, priority logic modules and defence-in-depth systems built on the Triconex and I/A Series systems.
This is the second contract awarded to Invensys by CNPE, following an agreement the companies reached in 2008 for the development and implementation of four large-scale safety and non-safety distributed control systems, including fully digitized main control rooms, equipped with Invensys safety and control system technology, for two new nuclear power plants under construction in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces.