Areva to supply I&C system for Novovoronezh-2

26 January 2010

The all-Russian Research Institute for Nuclear Power Plant Operation (VNIIAES) has signed a contract with Areva for the delivery of the TELEPERM XS safety Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems for one of its new reactors at the Novovoronezh-2 site.

This contract is part of a general cooperation agreement signed in May 2009.

Areva will deliver the systems into the Russian test center of VNIIAES end of 2010. The first unit of Novovoronezh-2, a VVER-1200, will be connected to the grid in 2012.

In 2008, Areva signed a similar contract with VNIIAES for the delivery of a TELEPERM XS system in the frame of the modernization of the Kola nuclear power plant, situated in the far north of Russia.

Areva has extensive experience in implementing safety I&C systems in VVER-type reactors. References include the two VVER-type reactors in Tianwan, China, I&C modernization of the four units of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary as well as the Bohunice nuclear power plant in Slovakia.

“This contract demonstrates the confidence our customer has put in our nuclear safety solutions. It shows that Areva is well positioned on the Russian market, on both I&C for new build and I&C modernization”, said Luc Oursel, President of Areva NP.

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