Factory Acceptance Test of RD ACS SHC for Unit 1 at South-Ukraine NPP
February 17, 2011
Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of Reactor Department Automatic Control System (RD ACS) Software and Hardware Complex (SHC) has been successfully completed within the Westron site for the Power Unit 1 at the South-Ukraine NPP.
The software and hardware complex of the automatic control system is built on the “Vulkan-M” platform.
The RD ACS SHC is developed jointly with the LvivORGRES OJSC (Lviv, Ukraine).
Koeberg NPP (South Africa) Unit 1 and Unit 2 I&C System modernization is complete
June 3, 2011

Last weekend Unit 2 of Koeber NPP (South Africa), equipped with a new Information and Computation System (KIT), has rich its full power level. Thus the project for KIT replacement for both Koeberg Units, carried out by Westinghouse (USA) jointly with Westron, is accomplished.
The new KIT was installed to Unit 2 during last outage in April 2011. Earlier, in 2010 the new KIT has replaced the old one at Unit 1.
Both KIT systems are based on Ovation® platform. Westron scope in this project includes development of man-machine interface (MMI) and development of Periodic Test Monitoring application.


Extension of Cooperation Between Westron and Research and Development Enterprise “Ruselprom-Electromash”
June 6, 2011

In accordance with the “Agreement on cooperation and partnership” between Westron and Research and Development enterprise “Ruselprom-Electromash” and the Team–work project for the year 2011 the specialists of Westron took part in factory tests of feed system for Diesel-Generator Power Unit of Smolenskaya Atomic Power Plant effected by Research and Development enterprise “Ruselprom-Electromash” (Saint-Petersburg).
At the same time the meeting on profound cooperation between Westron and Research and Development enterprise “Ruselprom-Electromash” as for the project implementation of Automatic Control Systems in the Reserve Diesel-Electric Power Units was held.
Westron Has Signed a Contract on Works for Shin Kori NPP (South Korea)
August 12, 2011

Westron has signed a contract with Westinghouse (USA) on providing independent safety systems code review for units 3 and 4 of Shin Kori Nuclear Power Plant (South Korea).
Unts 3 and 4 are new APR-1400 units build by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) jointly with Westinghouse. The units are scheduled to put to operation in 2013 and 2014 correspondingly.

Westron LLC Will Participate in the International Trade Fair “Power Engineering for Ukrainian Industry 2011”
September 1, 2011

Westron LLC will participate in the IX International Trade Fair “Power Engineering for Ukrainian Industry 2011”.
At the exhibition stand Westron LLC will present its control and monitoring systems and equipment which successfully operated at the Ukrainian and foreign Nuclear Power Plants and Thermal Power Plants, including:
  • Automatics of Emergency Diesel Generators
  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Radiation Monitoring Systems
  • Chemical Monitoring Systems
  • Diagnostic Systems
  • I & C Systems for Thermal Power Plants

We kindly invite all the specialists interested in our systems and equipment to visit our exhibition stand # Ñ01 in the Exhibition Hall #1 of the International Exhibition Center at the following address: the city of Kiev, Brovarskoy prospect, 15. The fair will held during September 20-22, from 10:00 till 18:00.





During the period from 2.05 to 20.05.2011 at Dukovany NPP site engineers from Westron, I&C Energo a.s. and VF a.s. successfully conducted preliminary complex tests of gateways and display devices of vent stack radiation monitoring system of Units No.1 and 2, NPP Dukovany.  This equipment manufactured and supplied by Westron LLC according to the contract with I&C Energo a.s., is intended for collecting information in normal and emergency modes of units operation and its representation at the MCR’s and Radiation Monitoring Control Room. Test results confirmed the compliance of radiation monitoring equipment with technical requirements and standards. The equipment was successfully put into industrial operation.
This completes the works cycle of Westron LLC according to the contract with I&C Energo a.s. on manufacture, delivery and implementation of gateways and display devices for vent stack radiation monitoring of Power Units 1-4 of NPP Dukovany. Equipment manufactured by Westron LLC improves the safety operation of NPP Dukovany in the normal and emergency modes to the level of modern requirements.
Compliance Audit of Quality Management System in Westron Certified Against the ISO 9001:2008 Standard
October 11, 2011
The compliance audit of Quality Management System in Westron certified against the ISO 9001:2008 standard has been complete. The certificate validity is confirmed according to the audit results. The audit has been carried out by the TUV Rheinland Ukraine specialists.
"There Is Nothing Better Than Wandering in the World with Friends" – the Westron Team Celebrates the 17th Anniversary of the Company
October 3, 2011

The company management has prepared a wonderful present for the staff carrying on a tradition to celebrate the Westron Day by hiking around memorable sights – on October 1-2 the excursion to the Khortytsia Island was arranged for the staff. Four big buses with “westroners” travelled a long way from Kharkiv to Zaporizhzhia to admire the beauty of the ancient stronghold of the Cossacks.
This tour was interesting both for the young “westroners” who have recently joined the company, and the “patriarchs” of the staff.
In the Russian research and information magazine for specialists in the field of nuclear machinery, "Atomic Project" (#10, September 2011) it was published an article "Westron demonstrates its expertise and effectiveness of NPP automated control".
Rovno NPP Unit 2 Hardware and Pipes Residual Fatigue Lifetime Diagnostics System Implementation
October 28, 2011

The Start-Up and Site Acceptance Test of the System for Residual Fatigue Lifetime Diagnostics (RFLDS) of the Rovno NPP Unit 2 hardware and pipes has been successfully completed at Rovno NPP site. The RFLDS has been put into pilot operation.
The system is analogous to the RFLDS of the Rovno NPP Unit 1 that was put into operation a few months ago. The RFLDS has been designed for computerized monitoring of cumulative fatigue damages and assessment of residual fatigue lifetimes of the VVER-440/VVER-1000 reactor vessel; pressure compensator; steam generators; main coolant pipes; and other hardware of the power unit.
The RFLDS design, manufacture and supply to Ukrainian NPPs are provided by “Technostandart” Research Institute (Kharkov, Ukraine), “Gidropress” Design Bureau (Podolsk, Russia) and Westron LLC (Kharkov, Ukraine).
The similar systems for NPPs with power units VVER-1000 successfully operate at Khmelnitsky (Unit 2) and Rovno (Unit 4) NPPs since 2008.


Vulcan Hardware Delivery for “Zaporozhskaya NPP” Separate Subdivision
December 6, 2011

Westron has made delivery of Vulcan hardware within the system implementation framework of primary to secondary circuit leak operation control and damaged steam generator finding by nitrogen-16/inert radioactive gas at the Power Unit 5.
Equipment assembling, commissioning and startup and putting into operation are planned to have been finished by the end of 2011.


Interview with the General Director of the Enterprise M.A. Chernyshov
December 9, 2011

An interview with the General Director of the enterprise Michael A. Chernyshov has been published in the heading PERSONS AND COMPANIES in the information-analytical magazine for specialists in the field of automation “Automation World” (No. 4, November 2011).


Safety System Code Review for Shin Kori NPP (South Korea)
December 12, 2011

Westron has completed its works under a first of a series of contracts signed with Westinghouse Electric Company (USA) on providing independent code review of safety system software for units 3 and 4 of Shin Kori Nuclear Power Plant (South Korea).
Shin Kori Unts 3 and 4 are new APR-1400 units build by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) jointly with Westinghouse. The units are scheduled to put to operation in 2013 and 2014 correspondingly.


A Stage of Experimental Operation of the Dukovany NPP Vent Stack Radiation Monitoring  Equipment Has Been Successfully Finished
December 14, 2011

A stage of experimental operation of vent stack radiation monitoring information reporting and display devices equipment delivered by Westron under the contract with I&C Energo a.s. company has been successfully finished at the Dukovany NPP (Czech Republic).
I&C Energo a.s. has started disassembling of the outdated “Kalina” equipment set being exploited collaterally with the new equipment. Westron equipment has been put into industrial operation at the Dukovany NPP.
Delivery of Equipment for Dukovany NPP (Czech Republic)
February 4, 2011

Westron has completed delivery of equipment for radiation monitoring systems at the Dukovany NPP (Czech Republic). Equipment installation, starting-up and commissioning is planned for the period from February to August 2011.
Vent Stack Radiation Monitoring Equipment of Units No.1 and 2, NPP Dukovany Has Been Successfully Put into Operation
May 27, 2011
The Contract on Engineering Services for Upgrade of Computer Systems for Beznau NPP (Switzerland)  Has Been Signed
March 24, 2011

Westron has signed the contract with Westinghouse (USA) on engineering services for upgrade of the centralized computer systems (ANIS) at Units 1 and 2 of Beznau Nuclear Power Plant.
Westron’s scope of supply comprises development of the software that provides plant personnel with visual information about status and operation of plant systems.
The systems will be based on “Ovation” platform. The installation of the upgraded Beznau NPP Units 1 and 2 systems is scheduled on the years 2012 and 2013.

In Westron "the round table" concerning atomic engineering in a context of events on the atomic power station Fukushima is lead
March 24, 2011

On "a round table" in Westron questions of atomic engineering in a context of events on the Japanese atomic power station Fukushima-1 have been discussed. The correspondent of the newspaper Time Arcady Genkin, employees of Westron general director Michael Chernyshov, the chief engineer under projects of information systems Vitaly Tilinsky and the chief of a department Alexander Matkov have participated in work of "a round table".
The report on "a round table" is published on http://www.timeua.info/230311/37103.html


Connection Test of the Radiation Monitoring Systems Equipment for Dukovany NPP in Czech Republic
March 28, 2011

According to the radiation monitoring system innovation project at Dukovany NPP the connection test of radiation monitoring equipment manufactured by Westron, VF a.s. and Pyatigorsk Plant "Impulse" (Russia) successfully passed at the site of VF a.s. (Cherna Hora, Czech Republic) during the period from 08.03 to 24.03.2011. The main contractor is I&C Energo a.s. (Czech Republic).
The test results confirmed the correctness of the design decisions and radiation monitoring equipment readiness for implementation at the Dukovany NPP. The first phase of implementation is scheduled for May 2011.


Factory Acceptance Test of Signal Conditioning Panels for Unit 1 and Unit 2 of Almaraz NPP (Spain)
April 28, 2011

Factory Acceptance Test of Signal Conditioning Panels for Unit 1 and Unit 2 of Almaraz NPP (Spain) has been successfully completed at Westron site.
The Panels are destined for decoupling of electrical signals acquired by the centralized computer system (SAMO) from safety system equipment.
Installation of the equipment at Almaraz NPP Units 1 and 2 is scheduled on the years 2011 and 2012.
Westron performs activities on development, production, tests and supply of the Panels in frame of the Contract with Westinghouse Electric Company (USA).
Installation of a new Plant Computer (SAMO) to Unit 1 of Almaraz NPP (Spain)
July 28, 2011

On July 21, 2011 Unit 1 of Almaraz NPP (Spain) has been synchronized with the national power grid. Currently the Unit is in process of increasing its power towards 100%.
Thus, the critical phase of development and installation of the new Ovation®-based Information and Computation System (SAMO) to Unit 1 is complete. The works were executed by Westinghouse (USA) jointly with Westron as part of the project of SAMO modernization for both Units of Almaraz NPP.
Westron scope in the project includes design and development of Nuclear Applications and related man-machine interface components, custom reports, system database maintenance, integration of software components, developed by other project participants, as well as design, development and supply of galvanic isolation hardware for SAMO input signals coming from the safety systems.


Implementation of Vent Stack Radiation Monitoring Equipment of NPP Dukovany is completed
August 1, 2011

During the period from 19.07 to 28.07.2011 at NPP Dukovany (Czech Republic) the gateways and display devices of radiation monitoring system of vent stack #2 (Power Units # 3 and #4) were successfully put into operation.
Westron Has Participated in the IX International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine:  Up-to-Date Condition and Future"
September 26, 2011

On September 20-22, 2011 Westron participated in the IX International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: Up-to-Date Condition and Future" in the city of Kiev.
At the exhibition within a framework of the forum, Westron has presented the platform "Vulkan/Vulkan-M" and the systems developed by Westron on the basis of this platform for the Nuclear Power Plants and the Thermal Power Plants. The automatic regulation system for the reactor block in a generating unit of the NPP was explicated there, and the work in different modes including diagnostics and system service opportunities when using was presented on it.
The presentation of Westron arose a keen interest among the visitors of the exhibition.
The representatives of Westron have participated in plenary sessions devoted to the Atomics Day and arranged by the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company "Energoatom" within a framework of the international forum.


Westron Is Among the Biggest Exporters of the Kharkiv Region
September 27, 2011

Westron is one of the biggest exporters of the Kharkiv region according to the information provided on the official website of the Kharkiv Regional Council. The export volumes have been showing a steady growth for a long time.
On September 27, 2011 during the meeting of the Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional Council Sergey Chernov, the Chairman of the Regional State Administration Mikhail Dobkin and Kharkiv Mayor Gennadiy Kernes with the Extraordinary and PlenipotentiaryAmbassador of the USA John Francis Tefft which was held within the Days of America in Kharkiv, the issues of long-term partnership and expansion of external trade with the Kharkiv region have been discussed.
September 28, 2011
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