Commissioning of SDGS ACS of the second safety system of RNPP Unit 4
November 12, 2020. Works on replacement of the Standby Diesel Generator Station Automatic Control System of the 2nd Safety System (SDGS ACS-42) at RNPP Unit 4 have been successfully completed. Currently RNPP successfully operates 12 SDGS/USDGS ACS systems based on Vulkan-M platform, supplied by Westron.
Commissioning of SDGS ACS of the third safety system of KhNPP Unit 2
November 05, 2020. Works on replacement of the Standby Diesel Generator Station Automatic Control System of the 3rd Safety System (2SDGS ACS-3) at KhNPP Unit 2 have been successfully completed. This is the first of five SDGS/USDGS ACS of Unit 2 to be upgraded under RFP-14404-164-GOODS-1 project. Similar systems supplied by Westron are successfully operated at KhNPP Unit 1 as well as at RNPP and SUNPP.
Westron Continues Supplying of Modernized C70-W Power Supplies Intended for Safety Systems of Temelin NPP (Czechia)
May 18, 2020. Westron has manufactured, tested and dispatched to the Customer the next lot of modernized C70-W Power Supplies to be used in Safety Systems of Czech Temelin NPP. C70-W Power Supplies of new generation have been developed under the Contract concluded between Westron and Westinghouse Electric Company and are intended to replace original Power Supplies of Case 70 series and C70-W Power Supplies of previous series.
Unit SDGS ACS of the Unit No. 4 of RNPP put into operation
February 20, 2020. Works on unit standby diesel generator station automatic control system (USDGS-45 ACS) replacement of power unit No. 4 of RNPP have been successfully completed. This is the first of four USDGS of power unit No. 4 of RNPP and No. 2 of KhNPP to be upgraded by the project RFP-14404-164-GOODS-1. USDGS-45 ACS after conducting complex tests jointly with the unit reliable power supply system (URPSS) implemented by Westron in 2014, has been put into trial operation.
Westron Has Commenced To Deliver The Modernized C70-W Power Supplies Intended For Temelin NPP (Czechia) Safety Systems' Equipment
February 19, 2020. Westron has manufactured, tested and dispatched to the Customer the first lot of modernized C70-W Power Supplies to be used for the Czech Temelin NPP Safety Systems. Newest C70-W Power Supplies have been developed under the Contract concluded between Westron and Westinghouse Electric Company. The Power Supplies are intended to replace the original Power Supplies of Case 70 series and the C70-W Power Supplies of previous series.
The C70-W Power Supplies have subjected to complete volume of the tests required for the equipment intended for NPP's safety systems: the engineering and functional tests have been conducted at the test beds in Westron; the EMC and stability tests against external influences have been done by the independent laboratories in Kharkov (Ukraine).
Recertification Audit of Westron's Quality Management System Conformity to ISO 9001:2015
October 01, 2019. Westron passed recertification audit of quality management system. Based on audit results Westron's Quality Management System conformity to requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015 has been confirmed. The audit was held by representatives of the certification body "TUV SUD".
Awards of NNEGC "Energoatom" to Westron's Employees
September 30, 2019. Several employees of "Westron" LLC were awarded by the Order No.1189-k dated 09/25/19 from the SE NNEGC "Energoatom" for their conscientious collaboration, personal contribution into development and implementation of I&C systems for nuclear power plants of Ukraine and on the occasion of the 25-th anniversary of the entity foundation. In particular, General Director Chernyshov Mikhail is awarded by the badge "Honorary worker in the sphere of nuclear energy" of the SE NNEGC "Energoatom" The following employees were awarded with a mark of distinction "For significant contribution to development of the Ukraine's nuclear energy" of the SE NNEGC "Energoatom": Technical Director Golovchenko Valerii, Leading Specialist Doroshenko Konstantin, Leading Specialist Kudinov Yurii, Department Head Matkov Aleksandr, Department Head Skoromnyi Vladimir.
Westron Won "Honest Taxpayer - 2018" Rating
September 27, 2019.
Westron became the winner of the regional round of the All-Ukrainian rating "Honest taxpayers of Ukraine" based on results of business activity in 2018. The purpose of this rating is to create favorable conditions for the development of mutually beneficial cooperation between the government and business and to reward the achievements of the best taxpayers. Westron won in the category "Honest taxpayer in the field of law, consulting, scientific and technical activity".
April 12, 2019 On this day it is habitual to honor the scientists, engineers, constructors and everyone who is related to the space industry. For Westron it is celebration too. Many of our employees in the past worked in Khartron and directly participated in the development of the control systems for rocket & space industry.
The excursion into museum of Khartron, conducted by general director of Westron Chernyshov M.A., was organized for young and newly hired employees of Westron.
There is a tradition in Westron: to launch the models of rockets into sky by the forces of the company enthusiasts on the Day of Cosmonautics. The rocket launches on April 12, 2019 proved to be absolutely successful: the rocket took off into the sky and landed safely all four times.
Commissioning of the First Safety System SDGS ACS of KhNPP Unit No.1.
March 01, 2019 The first safety system standby diesel generator station automatic control system (SDGS ACS) supplied by Westron was commissioned at KhNPP Unit No.1. During the tests, the required characteristics of the system were confirmed, including the start-up time of the diesel generator. The work is performed under the contract No.14404-152-GOODS-1 within which diesel-generator ASD-5600 SDGS ACS of RNPP Unit No.3 and KhNPP Unit No.1 is under reconstruction.
The Kick-off project modernization meeting of the SDGS ACS for RNPP unit No.4 and KhNPP unit No.2.
February 22, 2019 In February 22, 2019 the kick-off meeting under the 14404 CCSUP close-out actions was held at the SE NNEGC Energoatom "The standby diesel-generators control system modernization" in terms of bidding the credit facility of EBRD RFP-14404-164-GOODS-1 with the participation of CCSUP Project Management Unit, EDP SE NNEGC Energoatom, SS Atomkomplekt, SS RNPP, SS KhNPP and the representatives of the Company's Supplier "NUVIA a.s."(Czech Republic) and Westron LLC. The main objective of the meeting is to determine the priority areas for the implementation of the works on standby diesel generator station automatic control systems (SDGS ACS) modernization of RNPP unit No.4 and KhNPP unit No.2 in terms of the repair campaign planned for 2019-2020.
SDGS ACS Upgrade of RNPP Power Unit No. 4
September 23, 2019. At power unit 4 of RNPP is continuing works to modify the automatic control system of backup diesel-electric station (ACS BDES). - information at the website of RNPP
Contract for the supply of equipment for the Kozloduy NPP (Bulgaria) was signed
September 06, 2019. Westron and Westinghouse Electric Company (Bulgarian branch) signed a contract for the supply of "Vulcan" equipment (manufactured by Westron) for upgrade of normal operation systems for the reactor and turbine departments of units 5 and 6 of the Kozloduy NPP. Equipment delivery is scheduled for 2020 - 2021 years.
SDGS ACS of the three Safety Trains of the Unit 1 of KhNPP put into operation
July 29, 2019. On the Unit 1 of KhNPP all three standby diesel generator station automatic control systems (SDGS ACS) of safety trains supplied by Westron put into operation. All works were done within minimal time. Works are carried out under the contract No.14404-152-GOODS-1, in the fame of which the reconstruction of SDGS ACS of ASD-5600 diesel generators of the Unit 3 of RNPP and Unit 1 of KhNPP is carried out.
Supply of the pilot sample of the software and hardware complex of the automatic control system for standby diesel generator station (SDGS ACS) of the Unit 4 of RNPP and Unit 2 of KhNPP.
July 26, 2019. After successful completion at the Westron site of factory acceptance tests of the pilot sample of the automatic control system for standby diesel power stations (SDGS ACS ) of the Unit 4 of RNPP and Unit 2 of KhNPP, Westron delivered the software and hardware complex of SDGS ACS for the first safety train of the Unit 4 of RNPP to the Czech Republic, to the company "NUVIA as", which will supply the complete set of the SDGS ACS equipment to the RNPP under the project RFP-14404-164-GOODS-1. The equipment implementation at the power unit is scheduled for the outage 2019.
Equipment for Current Multipliers Systems of the Units No. 5,6 of Kozloduy NPP
April 26, 2019. Westron delivered a pilot set of equipment for Current Multipliers (RT) Systems of the Units 5 and 6 of Kozloduy NPP.
The development, manufacture and supply were carried out under Westron's contract with Westinghouse Energy Systems LLC - Branch Bulgaria, which is the lead organization for the Project to upgrade the RT Systems of the Units 5 and 6 of Kozloduy NPP.
The contract has been signed for the supply of power sources for Temelin NPP (Czech Republic)
April 25, 2019. Westron and Westinghouse Electric Company have signed a Contract for the development and supply of an updated line of power sources for the equipment of Temelin NPP safety systems (Czech Republic). The power supplies newly developed by Westron should be fully functional analogs of the sources of the Case 70 (Lambda, USA) and C70-W (Westron, Ukraine) series sources that are currently used at the Temelin NPP in Eagle equipment cabinets. Delivery of the first batch of power supplies is planned by the end of this year.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine visited Westron
April 19, 2019. In frame of working visit Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin visited Westron. In Westron the Minister acquainted with the research and production base and products of the company. Pavel Klimkin gave a high evaluation to working results of Westron for objects of nuclear and thermal power of Ukraine and foreign countries.
SDGS ACS upgrade at KhNPP Unit 2
November 20, 2020 At Unit 2 of the Khmelnitsky NPP the upgrade of the Automatic Control Systems for the Standby Diesel Generator Station (SDGS ACS) is in progress. The works on the third cell of the SDGS have been successfully completed; the works on the first cell of SDGS continue. A significant amount of work is carried out directly by the specialists of Westron LLC, the main manufacturer and supplier of equipment. - see related article at the KHNPP web-site
Unit SDGS SDGS-44 ACS of the Unit No. 4 of RNPP put into operation
December 22, 2020. Works on Unit Standby Diesel Generator Station Automatic Control System (USDGS-44 ACS) replacement have been successfully completed at Unit No. 4 of RNPP. Now both RNPP-4 USDGSs are equipped with the ACSs based on Westron Software and Hardware Complexes
Unit SDGS-1 ACS of the Unit No. 2 of KhNPP put into operation December 21, 2020 Works on replacement of the Standby Diesel Generator Station Automatic Control System of the 1st Safety System (2SDGS-1 ACS) at power unit 2 of Khmelnitsky NPP have been successfully completed. Modernization of SDGS ACS of power unit No. 2 of KhNPP is being carried out simultaneously with similar works at power unit No. 4 of Rivne NPP.
Westron has begun manufacturing of industrial batch of modernized C70-W Power Supplies intended for the safety systems of Temelin NPP (Czech Republic)
December 23, 2020 Westron has completed engineering, functional and qualification testing of modernized C70-W Power Supplies. The C70-W Power Supplies of new generation are developed by Westron for replacing of original Case 70 and C70-W Power Supplies of previous series at Temelin NPP (Czech Republic). The tests have been carried out by experts from Westron, test laboratories in Ukraine, Czech Republic and the USA. Taking into account the positive test results, Westron has begun manufacturing of the Power Supplies industrial batch. Delivery of the industrial batch is scheduled in 2021.
Unit SDGS-45 ACS of the Unit No. 4 of RNPP put into industrial operation
December 29, 2020 After conducting complex tests, unit standby diesel generator station automatic control system (USDGS-45 ACS) of the power unit No. 4 of RNPP, have been successfully put into industrial operation. USDGS-45 ACS was in trial operation since February, 2020.
Commissioning of SDGS ACS of the third safety system of RNPP Unit 4
December 28, 2020 Works on replacement of the Standby Diesel Generator Station Automatic Control System of the 3rd Safety System (SDGS-43 ACS) at RNPP Unit 4 have been successfully completed. SDGS/USDGS ACS reconstruction activities of all four RNPP Units began by Westron from the implementation of the SDGS ACS at the Unit 1 in 2010. Thus, RNPP successfully operates 14 SDGS/USDGS ACS systems, have been developed and supplied by Westron.
Commissioning of SDGS ACS of the second safety system of KhNPP Unit 2
February 3, 2020 Works on replacement of the Standby Diesel Generator Station Automatic Control System of the 2nd Safety System (SDGS-2 ACS) at KhNPP Unit 2 have been successfully completed. Currently, eight out of ten ACS SDGS/USDGS of Unit 2 of KhNPP and Unit 4 of RNPP to be upgraded under the RFP-14404-164-GOODS-1 project are in trial or commercial operation.
Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration visited Westron
March 16, 2020 On March 16, 2021, the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Aina Timchuk visited Westron LLC. The heads of the company acquainted the governor with the research and production base and products of Westron, discussed the problems of the enterprise and its development prospects. The head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration presented Mikhail Chernyshov, the General Director of Westron LLC with the honorary award of the Kharkiv Regional Council “Slobozhanska Slava”, and with the certificate of honor of the Executive Committee of the Kharkiv City Council “for years of conscientious work, high professionalism, a significant contribution to the development of the domestic energy complex”.
Contract signed with the Armenian NPP
June 15, 2021 Westron and the Armenian NPP signed the contract for the upgrading of the software and hardware complex of Diesel Generators Load Sequencer system (SHC DGLS) due to modernization of the emergency core cooling system of the ANPP Unit 2. The scope of work under the contract also includes the performance of work for extension of the service life of the SHC DGLS, as well as the SHC of the automatic control systems of diesel generators (ACS DG) of the ANPP Unit 2. The works are planned to be performed during 2021 outage.
Westron continues to work for nuclear power plants in Ukraine and foreign countries June 06, 2022 Despite the ongoing hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, Westron does not stop working on projects for nuclear power plants in Ukraine and foreign countries. In particular, shipment of equipment for the Kozloduy NPP (Bulgaria) was made, shipments for the Pivdennoukrainsk NPP and the Temelin NPP (Czech Republic) are being prepared. As a result of the shelling of the city of Kharkiv the production facilities and infrastructure of the enterprise were partially damaged. Currently, work is underway to repair and restore them. The Westron team continues to work and does everything possible to ensure that the company's obligations to customers are fulfilled.
Supply of seismic-resistant stands for mounting of industrial monitors for the Units 5,6 of Kozloduy NPP (Bulgaria)
June 09, 2022 Westron supplied seismic-resistant stands for mounting of industrial monitors that are part of the control and monitoring systems and located in the main control room (MCR), emergency control room (ECR) and engineering rooms of the Units 5,6 of Kozloduy NPP (Bulgaria). The monitor stand allows the following adjustments: • rotation around the monitor mounting axis in the range from -25 to +25 degrees; • rotation (tilt) around the horizontal axis in the range from -30 to +30 degrees; • rotation around two vertical axes in the range from -180 to +180 degrees; • rotation of the entire monitor mount around the vertical axis in the range from 0 to 360 degrees; • adjustment of the monitor position in height in steps of 25 mm in the range of +/- 50 mm from the nominal height of 1076 mm. The fasteners used for adjustments allow them to be made manually, without the use of a tool.
The development, manufacture and supply of the stands were carried out by Westron under a contract with Westinghouse Energy Systems LLC - Branch Bulgaria, which is the lead organization for the modernization project for the normal operation systems of the Units 5,6 of Kozloduy NPP.
Supply of "Vulkan-RKEB2" equipment for Radiation Monitoring System of SUNPP Unit 2 June 22, 2022 Westron has supplied "Vulkan-RKEB2" equipment of the Automated Radiation Monitoring System designated for SUNPP Unit 2 to "Automation and Mechanical Engineering" (Division of Energoatom).
The equipment is designed to replace the AKRB-03-based RMS, which is currently in operation at the Power Unit.
"Automation and Mechanical Engineering" organization will make a complete supply of the equipment to the Customer after factory acceptance tests of the Automated Radiation Monitoring System based on "Vulkan-RKEB2" to SUNPP. The factory acceptance tests will be carried out with representatives of the Customer, SNRIU, Westron and Positron.
Westron Has Commenced To Deliver Of Modernized Cards, Intended For Temelin NPP (Czechia) Control Systems
July 11, 2022 Westron has manufactured, tested and supplied to the Customer the prototypes of modernized QAW\QID Cards, intended for Czech Temelin NPP Control Systems. The cards have been developed under the Contract concluded between Westron and Westinghouse Electric Czech Republic in frames of the WDPF Equipment Long Term Support Program.
The modernized QAW\QID Cards have subjected to complete volume of the tests required for the NPP control systems: the engineering, system and functional tests have been conducted at the test beds in Westron; the EMC and stability tests against external influences have been done by the independent laboratories in Kharkov (Ukraine).
The cards industrial batch supplying is planned at 2023.
Westron signed a Contract for works for Temelin NPP
December 8, 2022 Westron signed a contract with Westinghouse to perform Graphics Display software design, development, testing and supply as part of the framework of Westinghouse's project for replacement of the existing WDPF® based I&C systems at Units 1&2 NPP Temelin. The works under the contract are planned to be performed during 2022-2031.
Recertification audit of the Westron's Quality Management System for compliance with ISO 9001:2015
December 29, 2022 A recertification audit of the Westron's Quality Management System performed by specialists from TUV AUSTRIA CERT GMBH certification body has been completed. Based on the results of the audit, the compliance of Westron's Quality Management System with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015 was confirmed, the validity of the certificate was extended until October 2025.