Westinghouse Electric Company announced recently that it has been awarded a contract to provide Primary Side Chemistry Monitoring Systems for Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) Units 5 and 6 in Bulgaria.
Westinghouse will provide an on-line chemistry analysis system to replace manual sample collection and laboratory analysis of 16 primary chemistry parameters. The chemistry system will provide information to the Kozloduy plant computer system for display in the control room and at other Ovation workstations. KNPP Units 5 and 6 are 953 Mwe pressurized water reactors of the Russian VVER design.
Westinghouse will supply the hardware system, as well as project management, system integration, site activities and installation. While some preliminary installation work will occur in 2007, the main system installation for Unit 5 is scheduled for spring 2008 and, for Unit 6, in the autumn of 2008.
The Westinghouse Primary Side Chemistry On-Line Monitoring System monitors the chemical parameters of the primary circuit and provides plant personnel with information they need to implement manual corrective actions during plant operation. The project includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the equipment.