Chinese nuclear power operator orders second simulator

L-3 Mapps to build a second simulator for the Hongyanhe plant's units 3 and 4.

08/04/2009


The Hangyanhe project will be completed in 2014.
L-3 Mapps has won a second simulator order for China's Hongyanhe nuclear power plant from Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. (LHNPC), the plant owner and operator. The second simulator is for operator training for Hongyanhe plant's third and fourth units. Preparatory work on the simulator will start immediately, and it is expected to be in service in the spring of 2011.

 

L-3 Mapps is working with China Techenergy Co. Ltd. (CTEC) on the project. L-3 Mapps will provide the process simulation and virtual back-up panels while CTEC supplies the non-safety digital control system (DCS), emergency control room panels and the staging facility in Beijing where the simulator will be integrated and tested prior to delivery to LHNPC. Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) will provide the simulator's safety DCS. As units 3 and 4 are twins of the first two units under construction at the Hongyanhe site, the plant process simulation will be based on the models for the Hongyanhe full scope simulator for units 1 and 2 which are already under development by L-3 Mapps.

The Hongyanhe nuclear power plant site, located in Donggang Town of Wafangdian, 104 km north of Dalian City in Liaoning Province, will have four generating units, each featuring China's standard CPR1000 design - a 1,080-megawatt three-loop pressurized water reactor (PWR), whose design is being coordinated by China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNPEC).

The Hongyanhe project is the first to be built in northeast China as part of the country's plans to rejuvenate its old industrial base. Unit 1 commenced construction on August 18, 2007, and all four units are scheduled to enter operation between 2012 and 2014.

-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com
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