Acceptance Tests of Radiation Monitoring System for RNPP
January 16, 2018
Factory acceptance tests of automated radiation monitoring system equipment set for auxiliary building No.2 (ARMS AB2) of Rivne NPP based on SHC "Vulcan-RK" had been successfully completed at Westron site.
Equipment supply to Rivne NPP is planned for January 2018.
Works under ARMS AB2 for RNPP are conducted within the framework of project realization RFP-14401-149-GOODS-1. Lot 1 "Equipment for modernization of Radiation Monitoring System for Power Unit 1 of SS Khmelnytska NPP and Power Unit 3 of SS Rivne NPP".
Children's Party in Westron
January 15, 2018
Westron organized a festive event for children of Westron's employees dedicated to the Old Style New Year. 30 children in age from 5 till 12 gathered to participate in fun and fabulous activity, characters of fairytales and cartoons became the heroes of this event.
The youth awaited a tour of the company, sports and interactive plays and competitions, master classes on making Ukrainian yarn dolls and acrylic painting on Christmas balls, they were seeking a pirate treasure and even could try their hands at assembler's and bookbinder's work at Westron's production area.
All children received gifts and prizes and at the end of the party they had one more surprise - a photo shoot with the New Year symbol which was a charming and friendly dog nicknamed Altay.
Equipment for Radiation Monitoring System Upgrade was Supplied to Rivne NPP
February 06, 2018
Equipment based on SHC "Vulcan-RK" for radiation monitoring system upgrade of an auxiliary building No.2 (ARMS AB-2) was supplied to Rivne NPP. This supply was made jointly with Czech company "VF a.s.". System upgrade was planned during scheduled-preventive maintenance of unit No.3 which took place in December 8, 2017.
SDGS ACS of the Third Safety System of RNPP Unit No.3 Implementation into Operation
February 27, 2018
Standby diesel generator station automatic control system (SDGS ACS) of the third channel of safety system supplied by Westron to RNPP was implemented into operation at unit No.3. All works were done within minimal time.
SDGS ACS for RNPP unit No.3 acceptance tests had been carried out at Westron's site in December 2017 with participation of representatives of NNEGC "Energoatom" and the SE SNRIU.
Works are carried out under the contract No.14404-152-GOODS-1 regarding which the reconstruction of SDGS ACS of ACD-5600 diesel generator of RNPP unit No.3 and KhNPP unit No.1 is carried out.
SDGS ACS of 15D100 diesel-generators (10 sets) and "Sulzer" (3 sets) supplied by Westron company to Armenian NPP, Rivne NPP and South-Ukraine NPP are currently in commercial operation.
SDGS Automatic Control System was Successfully Implemented at RNPP Unit No. 3
March 15, 2018
Detailed information on SDGS automatic control system (ACS) implementation at RNPP unit No.3 is published on the websites of NNEGC "Energoatom" and Rivne NPP. The system had been developed and supplied by Westron. This is the first successful project of the full-scale replacement of the SDGS ACS ACD 5600 equipment in Ukraine.
NNEGC "Energoatom" Audited Westron's Quality Management System
March 20, 2018
Westron's quality management system audit on compliance to requirements of international standards ISO 9001:2015 and DSTU ISO 9001:2015 and Westron's productive capacity evaluation according to supplier's evaluation program of NNEGC "Energoatom" were completed. Based on the audit results Westron's possibility to ensure the required quality at development, manufacture and supply of system and software-hardware complexes for I&CS of NPPs, program software of control and monitoring systems of NPPs, hardware and constructs was confirmed and it was recommended to extend Westron's status as the supplier of the SE NNEGC "Energoatom" for the following 3 years which is until 01.04.2021.
Equipment Supply for Rivne NPP Power Unit No.3 Radiation Monitoring System Modernization
April 18, 2018
Westron supplied a set of network equipment for power unit no.3 radiation monitoring system modernization (PU3 ARMS). Equipment is intended for integration of the new detection devices of the ionizing radiation supplied this January by "VF a.s." (Czech Republic) into PU3 ARMS.
Commissioning of the First Safety System SDGS ACS of RNPP Power Unit No.3
May 02, 2018
The first safety system standby diesel generator station automatic control system (SDGS ACS) supplied by Westron was commissioned at RNPP power unit no.3. During the tests the system demonstrated the excellent indicators relating to the diesel-generator start time and readiness for load connection.
The work is performed under the contract No.14404-152-GOODS-1 within which diesel-generator ASD-5600 SDGS ACS of RNPP power unit no.3 and KhNPP power unit no.1 is under reconstruction.
Completion of Programs Testing Phase under WISCO-2 Project
May 02, 2018
Display team of Westron programmers under management of Svetlana Zhydchenko the Leading Engineer successfully completed the main testing phase of developed program components of information-computation system at Westron's testbed within the project on I&CS modernization for Sizewell_B NPP
Post Accident Monitoring System Tests and Supply to ZNPP
June 14, 2018
In May 29-31, 2018 Westron LLC carried out acceptance tests of post accident monitoring system (PAMS) for power unit No. 4 of SS ZNPP based on software hardware complex "Vulcan-M".
The commission composed of representatives of the SE "NNEGC "ENERGOATOM", SS Zaporizhzhya NPP, SNRIU, Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB and Weston LCC determined that the system presented for tests was in full compliance with design and regulatory documentation and was ready to be supplied to power unit No. 4 of ZNPP.
PAMS equipment was delivered to ZNPP.
Diesel-generator station repair at RNPP power unit No.3 is coming to an end
June 19, 2018
Information on the final stage of repair and modernization of diesel-generator station DGS-32 is published on the SE "NNEGC "Energoatom" website.
Works on the reconstruction of SDGS ACS of ACD-5600 diesel-generator of RNPP unit No.3 are carried out under the contract No.14404-152-GOODS-1 under which the equipment for three DGS was supplied to RNPP.
"RNPP news" broadcast of "Energoatom" channel from June 17, 2018 contains the theme on PU No.3 TI&CS equipment upgrade. Valerii Korolchiuk, chief of TI&CS in his interview tells about SDGS ACS manufactured by Westron.
Successful Implementation of Westron's Equipment at RNPP
June 22, 2018
To oversee the implementation of joint projects with European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on complex consolidated safety upgrade program (CCSUP) of power units of Ukrainian NPPs, representatives of EBRD (program creditor bank), creditors consultant inspector and CCSUP project management unit visited RNPP site. Delegation participants visited power unit No.3 of RNPP where they observed in particular the equipment of automatic control system (SDGS ACS) of diesel-generator station DGS-33 supplied by Westron. Georgii Krivoshein, creditors consultant inspector stressed that the equipment supplied within the CCSUP is high-tech and of high quality, meets all modern requirements and manufactured by reliable supplier.
The photo shows the visit of experts team to premises of diesel-generator DGS-33 equipped with SDGS ACS operating based on SHC "Vulcan-M".
SDGS ACS Upgrade of RNPP Power Unit No. 3 Has Been Successfully Completed
July 05, 2018
Works on standby diesel generator station automatic control systems (SDGS ACS) modernization of all three safety systems of power unit No.3 of RNPP have been successfully completed. SDGS ACS have been put into operation.
Works were carried out within the complex consolidated safety upgrade program (CCSUP) of power units of NPPs of NNEGC "Energoatom". Software hardware complex (SHC) SDGS ACS was built by Westron based on "Vulcan-M" platform.
This was the first SDGS ACS complex upgrade of diesel-generators ASD-5600 made at NPPs of Ukraine. Most of equipment for SDGS ACS upgrade was manufactured by domestic enterprises. During the project realization including commissioning works the personnel of Rivne NPP and "Techenergo" PJSC played the most active part.
Energoatom Received Prolonged License for Rivne NPP Unit No.3 Operation
July 19, 2018
Rivne NPP received the license of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) to carry out the activity at the stage of the life cycle of "operation of nuclear installation of RNPP unit No.3".
This is the result of successful implementation of all coordinated with the SNRIU measures to prolong the operation and enhance the safety level of the third power unit of RNPP.
Westron actively participated in these works. The most important implemented projects were the modernization of standby diesel generator station automatic control systems as well as radiation monitoring systems for power unit No.3 and auxiliary building No.2.
Tests and Supply of Post Accident Monitoring System to ZNPP
July 23, 2018
Commissioning tests of post accident monitoring system (PAMS) for SS ZNPP power unit No. 3 developed based on software-hardware complex "Vulcan-M" have been successfully carried out at Westron LLC.
The commission composed of representatives of Zaporizhzhya NPP, Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB and Westron LLC stated that proposed system is fully in line with design and regulatory documents and ready to be supplied to ZNPP power unit No. 3.
PAMS equipment supply is planned for August 2018.
Compliance Audit of Westron's Quality Management System Conformity to ISO 9001:2015
October 2, 2018
Westron passed compliance audit of quality management system conformity to requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015. Based on audit results the validity of the quality certificate has been confirmed. The audit was held by representatives of the certification body "TUV SUD".
Acceptance tests of the pilot sample of the complex of control and signaling equipment of the standby diesel generator station SDGS-4 of the Unit 3 of SUNPP
October 31, 2018
In October 24-25, 2018 factory acceptance tests of the pilot sample of the complex of control and signaling equipment of the standby diesel generator station SDGS-4 of the Unit 3 of SU NPP were successfully completed at the Westron site.
Acceptance tests were conducted with the participation of NNEGC "Energoatom", SUNPP and SNRIU representatives.
Works are carried out under the contract #14404-152-GOODS-2 in terms of which the reconstruction of SDGS ACS of five diesel generators "Sulzer" of the Unit 3 of SUNPP is produced.
Trial operation of the first AP1000 nuclear unit has begun
October 12, 2018
World first nuclear unit with an AP1000 reactor has been put into trial operation at Sangmen NPP (Zhejiang Province, China). The Westron engineers took part in this project in cooperation with Westinghouse Electric Company.
Prelaunch project modernization conference of the SDGS ACS for the RNPP unit No. 3.
December 21, 2018
The prelaunch conference was held at the RNPP with the participation of NUVIA a.s. representatives (Czech Republic), Westron LLC and RNPP leading experts.
The main objective of the conference 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 in terms of the repair campaign planned for 2019.
By now, the RNPP has implemented and successfully operates the software and hardware complexes of SDGS ACS on all standby diesels of units No. 1, 2 and 3 based on complex of technical means of "Vulkan-M" developed by Westron.