Westinghouse Electric has received a contract from National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) Energoatom to license the BEACON Core Monitoring System for use at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant Unit 5, further diversifying fuel and related materials supply to Ukraine reactors.
BEACON is a state-of-the-art product providing crucial reactor measurements for required safety margins.
BEACON is successfully being used at South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3.Expanding the use to the Zaporizhia nuclear plant demonstrates Energoatom’s confidence in the software to calculate the detailed power distribution for the reactor core in real time using input from plant instrumentation.
At today’s contract signing with Energoatom President Yuriy O. Nedashkovsky, Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick stated, "Westinghouse continues to help Ukraine increase domestic energy output while enhancing safety and security, providing for Ukrainians’ electricity needs and further diversifying fuel and components supply to the country. We are providing the country energy independence through diversification."
Uniquely positioned as the most recognized global supplier of diverse nuclear technologies, Westinghouse has been bringing diversification of fuel and equipment supply, global best practices and innovative technology to the Ukrainian market since 1992. In December 2014, Westinghouse and Energoatom agreed to significantly increase fuel deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants.
BEACON, a proprietary reactor core monitoring system which helps ensure safe reactor operations, has successfully been in operation since 1990 and is currently being used by over 50 nuclear power plants in eight countries around the world. The BEACON system has well over 400 reactor years of operational experience.