Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has invited US-based Westinghouse Electric Company to upgrade its Ovation information and control system for an estimated BGN63.5 million ($35.9m).

The assignment invoves the migration of the current Ovation I&C system of the Kozloduy 5&6 to the more advanced Ovation Safety Instrumented System in order to extend the operational capacity of the system until 2042 and integrate new functionalities.

“Kozloduy is inviting Westinghouse Electric Company to do the work without launching a public procurement procedure as the company is exclusive and sole supplier of products and solutions of the Ovation platform for nuclear power plants worldwide under an agreement signed with their US manufacturer Emerson Process Management,” the notice said.

Photo: Kozloduy nuclear plant (Credit KNPP)