Westinghouse to upgrade control system at Kozloduy nuclear plant

21 January 2020

Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plantUS-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP to migrate the Ovation platform-based information and control systems at Kozloduy 5&6 to its latest standard.

Kozloduy will move to the latest Ovation platform, which will include the integration of a Safety Parameter Display System and Emergency Operator Procedures (EOP), as well as partial modernisation of the Full-Scope Simulator.

"The digitalisation and modernisation of the operating nuclear fleet is a key part of our client's long-term operations and a strategic priority for Westinghouse," said Tarik Choho, president of Westinghouse's Europe, Middle East and Africa operating plant services business unit.

Westinghouse said the Ovation platform is one of the most advanced and widely used I&C platforms at both operating and new nuclear plants.

Westinghouse has implemented Ovation at the Kozloduy NPP for more than 15 years and says it is committed to supporting Kozloduy units 5&6 in maintaining the platform for at least another 30 years. This would support Kozloduy's plans to operate the two VVER-1000 reactors until at least 2049.

Photo: Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear plant (Credit: KNPP)

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