Control tech for China's nuclear future
Emerson to supply control technology to four new Chinese reactors
Emerson has announced it will supply $17m worth of control technology for four new Westinghouse nuclear reactors in China.
The company’s Ovation system will be installed at the Sanmen Nuclear Power Plant in Zhejiand Province and at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant in Shandong Province, each with two 1,000MW reactors currently under construction with more units planned. The first Sanmen unit is planned to come online in 2013, with the Haiyang plant following a year later.
“We are pleased to be part of the Sanmen and Haiyang projects,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management. “With our agreement to provide technology for automating AP1000 nuclear reactors, and the growing market for nuclear power, we look forward to working with Westinghouse on additional installations in the near future.
The new reactors will assist China to efficiently generate additional baseload electricity to meet the country’s needs, with are growing at more than eight per cent a year, according to the World Nuclear Association.