Framatome to deliver reactor protection system at Kursk

20 April 2020

Framatome was awarded a contract to deliver the reactor protection system for units 1 and 2 at the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant II in Russia. The contract includes planning, designing, manufacturing and implementing the system. 

This contract builds on the 2018 memorandum of understanding Framatome signed with Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RASU). The agreement includes the cooperation in delivering I&C subsystems designed by Framatome to the Russian NPP construction projects, with the potential localization of components and systems manufacturing at Rosatom’s enterprises.

The reactor protection system consists of 45 TELEPERM XS I&C cabinets qualified in the highest safety class. This contract follows the successful implementation of Framatome’s TELEPERM XS digital I&C platform at other nuclear power plants in Russia, Novovoronezh NPP-2 Unit 1 and Leningrad NPP-2 Unit 1.

Framatome will deliver the I&C cabinets to RASU’s integration center in Moscow and provide supervisory services in the test bay and during installation and commissioning activities. The installation is scheduled for completion at the end of 2025.