Westinghouse Electric Co. has been selected to develop new instrumentation and control systems for Southern Nuclear Operation Co. to be used at Farley Nuclear Plant in Dothan and Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia.
Work at Farley is slated to begin early in 2021.
“The contract includes upgrades to all four of the existing DRPI and plant computer systems on each unit in the plants, as well as the four main control room simulators,” Westinghouse said in a news release. “These upgrades will allow for integrated and automatic rod drop testing and provide more reliable and accurate rod position and system information.”
David Howell, president of the Americas Operating Plant Services business unit, said that “Westinghouse has developed sophisticated diagnostics and algorithms that enhance plant safety and reliability, thereby reducing schedule impacts and maintenance costs,” adding, “We applaud Southern Nuclear’s leadership in taking this step to modernize their I&C systems so they can continue to provide consumers with clean, reliable energy.”