Framatome’s digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems at the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium have passed the final site acceptance test, the company announced on June 11. The news marks the completion of the project to modernize the control and emergency systems of Units 1 and 2, both of which entered commercial operation in 1975.
What they’re saying: "Our Framatome team is at the forefront of international experience and best practices related to plant safety, which allows us to deliver the latest technologies to our customers,” said Frédéric Lelièvre, senior executive vice president in charge of sales, regional platforms, and the I&C business unit at Framatome. “I offer my congratulations to the integrated teams from Doel and Framatome for their outstanding performance, on-time delivery, and commitment to the plant’s long-term operation and safety.”
Doel details: Located in Belgium’s East Flanders province, the Doel plant houses four pressurized water reactors: Units 1 and 2, both 433-MWe PWRs; Unit 3, rated at 1,006 MWe; and Unit 4, rated at 1,038 MWe. French energy corporation Engie SA is the majority owner of the facility, which is operated by its Belgian subsidiary, Electrabel.