Westinghouse Awarded I&C Contract for Xudapu Nuclear Project

September 26, 2023 by Westinghouse Electric Company
The Two AP1000® Technology-Based Reactors Support China Northeast’s Energy Transition

Beijing, Sept. 26, 2023 – Westinghouse Electric Company announced today it has signed a contract with Liaoning Nuclear Power Company Limited and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company Limited (CNPE) to supply Instrument and Control systems for Xudapu Units 1 & 2, the AP1000® technology-based reactors approved by China in July.

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Leaders with Westinghouse Electric Company, Liaoning Nuclear Power Company Limited, and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company Limited (CNPE) signed an agreement for Instrument and Control (I&C) systems for Xudapu Nuclear Power Plant in Northeast China.

Westinghouse’s state-of-the-art digital I&C platform was installed in the world’s first four AP1000 reactors located in Sanmen, Zhejiang Province and Haiyang, Shandong Province. The optimized design reduces the number of components, simplifying the operating maintenance of the nuclear power plant, while improving operating margin. The continued expansion of the global AP1000 fleet also benefits current and future operators of the advanced reactor.

“We are proud to join the Xudapu project in support of the Northeast China Revitalization initiative and clean-energy transition process,” said Patrick Fragman, President and CEO for Westinghouse. “The outstanding operating performance of China AP1000 reactors, and the rich experiences collected from these projects, bring significant economic and environmental benefits to the region.”

Located in the Northeast part of China, Xudapu Nuclear Power Plant aims to become a significant nuclear energy center in country by establishing nuclear-renewable hybrid facilities to carry out cogeneration for district heating, pumped storage, and seawater desalination. Xudapu NPP will also support Liaoning Province’s Five-year Energy Development Plan and decarbonization strategy. Currently more than 60% of electricity generated in the region comes from coal.