12:00 uur 30-03-2016

Westinghouse vergroot met BEACON veiligheid Oekraïense kerncentrales

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat het een contract met National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) – Energoatom heeft ondertekend, waarmee het een licentie afgeeft voor het gebruik van zijn BEACON™ Core Monitoring System in Reactor 5 van de kerncentrale Zaporizhia. Deze stap diversificeert de toevoer van kernbrandstof en aanverwante materialen naar Oekraïne. BEACON, dat met de nieuwste technologie is uitgerust, verzorgt cruciale veiligheidsmetingen in kernreactoren.

BEACON wordt met succes toegepast in reactor 3 van de Kerncentrale Zuid-Oekraïne. De uitbreiding naar Zaporizhia is een bewijs van het vertrouwen dat Energoatom heeft in de software, die de energiespreiding in de reactorkern gedetailleerd en direct berekent op basis van gegevens van kerncentraleapparatuur.


Westinghouse Enhances Ukraine Nuclear Safety with BEACON™ Contract Award


PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has signed a contract with National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) – Energoatom to license the Westinghouse BEACON™ Core Monitoring System for use at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant Unit 5, further diversifying fuel and related materials supply to Ukraine reactors. BEACON is a state-of-the-art product providing crucial reactor measurements for required safety margins.

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Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick and Energoatom President Yuriy O. Nedashkovsky sign co ... Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick and Energoatom President Yuriy O. Nedashkovsky sign contract to enhance Ukraine nuclear safety with Westinghouse BEACON™ Core Monitoring System. (Photo: Business Wire)

BEACON is successfully being used at South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3. Expanding the use to the Zaporizhia nuclear plant demonstrates Energoatom’s confidence in the software to calculate the detailed power distribution for the reactor core in real time using input from plant instrumentation.

At today’s contract signing with Energoatom President Yuriy O. Nedashkovsky, Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick stated, “Westinghouse continues to help Ukraine increase domestic energy output while enhancing safety and security, providing for Ukrainians’ electricity needs and further diversifying fuel and components supply to the country. We are providing the country energy independence through diversification.”

Uniquely positioned as the most recognized global supplier of diverse nuclear technologies, Westinghouse has been bringing diversification of fuel and equipment supply, global best practices and innovative technology to the Ukrainian market since 1992. In December 2014, Westinghouse and Energoatom agreed to significantly increase fuel deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

BEACON, a proprietary reactor core monitoring system which helps ensure safe reactor operations, has successfully been in operation since 1990 and is currently being used by over 50 nuclear power plants in eight countries around the world. The BEACON system has well over 400 reactor years of operational experience.

To learn more about Westinghouse Electric Company and our 130-year history of innovation visit www.westinghousenuclear.com.


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