MEPPI Receives Contract to Develop Instrumentation & Controls Systems for Holtec International
The Instrumentation and Control Systems will be integrated into Holtec’s SMR -160 Small Modular Reactor
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania – MARCH 24, 2022 – Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., (MEPPI) has received a contract from Holtec International (Holtec) to expedite the design engineering of the digital instrumentation and control systems (I&C) for Holtec International’s SMR-160 small modular reactor.
Inherent safety and simplicity have been the core design objectives of the SMR-160 resulting in this modern system for power generation that provides safety and security of the public and the environment during postulated design basis accidents, under extreme environmental phenomena, or adverse human activity, with capital and operating costs greatly improved relative to the current generation of commercial nuclear power plants.
Holtec selected Mitsubishi Electric’s MELTAC® Digital I&C Platform for the SMR-160 design based on the company’s long experience with nuclear power plant controls. In conjunction with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, MEPPI and Holtec began developing preliminary designs for the SMR-160’s I&C systems under an initial agreement a few years ago.
Holtec has initiated the licensing process for the SMR-160 with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In addition, the SMR-160 has completed Phase 1 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) “Pre-Licensing Review of a Vendor’s Reactor Design.” In December 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) funding to Holtec to support the SMR-160’s commercialization readiness.
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About Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) is a U.S. affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation serving the North American power systems, data center, rail transportation, and large visual display markets. MEPPI products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas-insulated substations, FACTS, high voltage DC systems, battery energy storage systems, electric generators, nuclear power plant control systems, uninterruptible power supplies, rail transportation equipment, rail signaling systems, and high-definition LED displays. Information on MEPPI’s complete line of products and services can be found at www.MEPPI.com.
About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
With 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric enriches society with technology in the spirit of its “Changes for the Better.” The company recorded a revenue of 4,191.4 billion yen (U.S.$ 37.8 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021. For more information, please visit www.MitsubishiElectric.com *U.S. dollar amounts are translated from yen at the rate of ¥111=U.S.$1, the approximate rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2021
About Holtec International
Holtec International is a privately held technology company with operation centers in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the U.S., and globally in Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, U.K. and Ukraine. Since the 1980s, Holtec has played a preeminent role in the energy industry by developing and implementing innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges faced by its clients around the world. Pioneering the technology to expand the nuclear fuel storage capacity in the wet storage pools, Holtec has increased the storage capacity on average by over 50% at over 110 reactor units worldwide. Over 130 nuclear units worldwide rely on Holtec’s technology for dry spent nuclear fuel storage and transportation; 70 of these units are located in the U.S. Highlights of Holtec’s core business focus also include the safe and efficient decommissioning of shuttered nuclear plants; the current fleet includes Indian Point, Pilgrim and Oyster Creek. Holtec’s decommissioning model includes the assumption of the entire plant including the spent nuclear fuel. HI-STORE, the world’s first below-ground Consolidated Interim Storage Facility for spent nuclear fuel, is currently undergoing licensing for deployment in New Mexico. Holtec’s SMR-160, a 160-Megawatt small modular reactor, will provide safe, secure, dependable, affordable and carbon-free power even in the world’s most arid regions. As a major supplier of special-purpose pressure vessels and critical-service heat exchange equipment, Holtec provides air-cooled condensers, steam generators, feedwater heaters, and water-cooled condensers. As a fully integrated supplier, Holtec possesses in-house capabilities to design, engineer, analyze, license, fabricate and construct these technologies.
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