South Texas Project Selects AREVA for Spent Fuel Pool Level Instrumentation Upgrade
November 06, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 6, 2013 – AREVA has been selected to provide the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company with four VEGA Through-Air Radar Spent Fuel Pool Level Instrumentation (SFPLI) systems. AREVA will also develop engineering services for the installation of these systems at the company’s nuclear power plant.
“AREVA is pleased to welcome the South Texas Project to the growing base of customers of our SFPLI solution,” said Tom Franch, senior vice president for Reactors and Services, AREVA Inc. “Representatives from the South Texas Project participated in our product demonstrations of this technology and were able to see firsthand the reliability of this robust system even under adverse conditions.”
AREVA’s Through-Air Radar solution meets new requirements for SFPLI monitoring, as outlined in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Near-Term Task Force recommendations on post-Fukushima safety upgrades at U.S. nuclear energy plants.
The Through-Air Radar solution is part of AREVA’s global Safety Alliance program, providing a comprehensive range of products and services that help utilities demonstrate and upgrade the safety of their nuclear plants. This solution is safe and reliable and has been proven in more than 300,000 applications including nuclear, military and industrial installations. AREVA and VEGA Americas, Inc. have delivered more than 30 of these economical SFPLI systems to nuclear utilities nationwide.