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Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP signs 32.2 mln euro control system upgrade deal with Westinghouse

Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP signs 32.2 mln euro control system upgrade deal with Westinghouse Penka Todorova Vitkova/

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 24 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant (NPP) Kozloduy said on Friday it has signed a 63 million levs ($35.6 million/32.2 million euro) contract for upgrade of its Ovation information and control system with US-based Westinghouse Electric Company.

The deal was signed on January 16, the NPP said in a notice.

Westinghouse will be responsible for the migration of the current Ovation platform-based information and control systems at the power plant's units 5 and 6 to its latest standard, the company said when it announced the signing of the contract earlier this month without disclosing the price. 

The migration to the latest Ovation platform will include the integration of a Safety Parameter Display System, Emergency Operator Procedures (EOP) and partial modernization of the Full-Scope Simulator, Westinghouse said back then. 

Westinghouse has implemented the Ovation platform at Kozloduy for more than 15 years. The company is committed to maintain the Ovation platform at Kozloduy's only operating units 5 and 6 for a further 30 years, supporting Kozloduy's plans to operate the two units at least until 2049.

In November, NPP Kozloduy invited Westinghouse Electric Company to do the job for an estimated 63.5 million levs, without launching a public procurement procedure as the company is exclusive and sole supplier of products and solutions of Ovation platform for nuclear power plants worldwide under an agreement signed with their US manufacturer Emerson Process Management. 

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)