AREVA and Siemens consortium to supply digital supervision, protection and control systems for nuclear power plant in Slovakia

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A consortium comprising AREVA and Siemens Energy will supply digital supervision, protection and control (I&C) systems for units 3 & 4 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia. Slovenské Elektrárne, a subsidiary of the Enel Group, is completing the construction of two reactors based on VVER  (Pressurized Water Cooled and Water Moderated) technology .

The new power plant units will be equipped with TELEPERM XS safety I&C supplied by AREVA and SPPA-T2000 operational I&C from Siemens. Unit 3 is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2012, whereas unit 4 will be online in 2013.

AREVA has extensive and unique experience in state-of-the-art safety I&C systems for VVER-type reactors. References include Mochovce units 1 and 2 and Bohunice 3-4 in Slovakia; Paks 1-4 in Hungary; Kozloduy 5 and 6 in Bulgaria; Dukovany 1-4 in the Czech Republic; and Tianwan 1 and 2 in China.

Currently, AREVA and Siemens are performing the comprehensive modernization of the I&C system for the VVER-type reactors Loviisa 1 and 2 in Finland.

AREVA is also implementing safety I&C systems for the new VVER-type reactor that will be built on the Novovoronesh-2 site in Russia.

“This contract confirms AREVA’s know-how in advanced digital I&C systems that ensure safety, reliability and availability of nuclear power plants,” said Luc Oursel, AREVA Nuclear Chief Operating Officer. “Providing energy certainty and safety to our customers is part of our commitment.”

TELEPERM XS is AREVA’s proven safety I&C platform chosen by customers with different reactor designs and installed across 14 countries in 36 nuclear power plants.

*The AREVA EPR™ reactor I&C is also based on the TELEPERM XS and SPPA-T2000 digital safety and operational systems.

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