L3 MAPPS Signs Seven-Year Support Agreement for Tihange 1 Full Scope Simulator
MONTREAL, November 7, 2017
L3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a seven-year agreement with ENGIE Electrabel to provide support services for the Tihange 1 full scope simulator located at the Tihange nuclear power plant in Huy, Belgium.
"L3 MAPPS is very pleased that ENGIE Electrabel has the confidence in us to support the Tihange 1 simulator," said Michael Chatlani, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for L3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. "We developed an excellent relationship while the simulator was being built and look forward to providing superior service for this valuable collaboration."
The simulator, which has been in service since last year, is equipped with replica control room panels and is based on L3's state-of-the-art graphical simulation PC/Windows-based tools for the plant models and instructor station. Most plant systems are simulated in the Orchid® simulation environment, including the reactor, nuclear steam supply systems, balance of plant systems, electrical AC and DC distribution systems, and I&C systems. The electrical grid, including the main generators and transformers, is modeled with FAST, a product of ENGIE Tractebel.
The annual services covered by the support agreement include hosting a replica of the Tihange 1 simulator software at L3 MAPPS' Montreal facility, both remote and on-site support, and regular updates to the Orchid software.
The Tihange site is located 95 kilometers southeast of Brussels along the Meuse River. Tihange 1 is a three-loop Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) with an electrical output of 962 MW. The plant was commissioned in 1975 and is expected to be operational until 2025.
L3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L3 MAPPS, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com/MAPPS.
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com.
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