South Ukraine NPP Unit 3 "Vulkan-SPD-6" Distributed Computer System Pilot Operation
On December 19, 2000 SUNPP Unit 3 Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) based on "Vulkan-SPD-6" Distributed Computer System (DCS) is put into its pilot operation after successful completion of its Site Acceptance Test (SAT) on SUNPP Unit 3. The representatives of National Nuclear Energy Generating Co. "Energoatom", Nuclear Regulatory Administration of Ukraine, Burns&Roe, Westinghouse, Westron, NPP Operation Support Institute, KhIEP, and Crimea Scientific and Technical Center took part in the test performance. The representatives of Novovoronezh and Balakovsk NPPs (Russia) were also present on this event.
Now all SUNPP Units are equipped with SPDSs. Its the remarkable result of the joint efforts of Westinghouse (USA), Westron and other Ukrainian organizations within the framework of the international nuclear safety program. SPDS implementation allows to improve considerably the NPP safe operation.
Leningrad NPP Units 3 & 4 Base Computer Systems Commissioning
From August till December 2000 at the participation of Westron's personnel installation and start-up of Leningrad NPP Units 3 & 4 (Russia) SKALA-ME Base Computer Systems based on Ovation and designed for implementation of Units CIS top level functions were performed.
On December 14, 2000 the acceptance commission signed Leningrad NPP Units 3 & 4 Base Computer Systems Commissioning Protocols.
In 2000 besides projects for the Ukrainian and Russian NPPs Westron was engaged in works for Lithuanian, Czech and Swiss NPPs.