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L3 MAPPS: Upgraded Krško Full Scope Simulator Declared Ready For Training L3 MAPPS announced today that the full scope simulator upgrade for Slovenia’s Krško Nuclear Power Plant was declared “Ready For Training.” The simulator upgrade was part of Nuklearna elektrarna Krško’s (NEK) Safety Upgrade Program (SUP) to modernize the plant in order to prevent severe accidents and to mitigate consequences consistent with the nuclear industry’s response after the Fukushima accident.
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L3 MAPPS to Assist ABB With Simulator Update for Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant L3 MAPPS announced today that under a contract with Swiss industrial technology company ABB it will update the simulator it provided in 2006 for DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant based in Newport, Michigan.
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L3 MAPPS to Upgrade Eskom's Koeberg Simulators L3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) to perform a multi-phase project to prepare the two Koeberg Power Station operator training simulators for the steam generator replacement that is taking place on the actual plant units.
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L3 MAPPS to Supply Digital Control Computer System Hardware for Bruce Power L3 MAPPS announced that it has won a contract from Bruce Power to replace the existing Bruce B Unit 6 Digital Control Computer (DCC) system with all-new hardware. L3 MAPPS will be supporting life extension and continued low-cost nuclear power.
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L3 MAPPS to Update Ling Ao Phase II Full Scope Simulator With Orchid® and Enhanced Severe Accident Simulation L3 MAPPS announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Ling Ao Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (LANPC), a division of China General Nuclear (CGN), to upgrade the Ling Ao Phase II full scope simulator with L3’s latest Orchid® simulation software.
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L3 MAPPS to Work With INEEL to Modernize the Laguna Verde Simulator L3 MAPPS announced that it has received an order from Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias (INEEL) to support the modernization of the Laguna Verde full scope simulator for Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)
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L3 MAPPS to Upgrade EDF Energy’s Dungeness B Simulator L3 MAPPS announced that it has been awarded a contract by United Kingdom-based EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited to perform upgrade work on the operator training simulator for the Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station.
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L-3 MAPPS Secures Orders to Update the Fermi 2 Simulator MONTREAL, September 27, 2016 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it is has been awarded contracts by DTE Energy to upgrade its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant simulator. The updates include enhancements of select plant models and replacement of the audiovisual (A/V) system on the full scope operator training simulator, along with the addition of a new classroom simulator. The projects are ongoing and are scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.
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L-3 MAPPS Participates in the Tihange 1 Simulator Inauguration Ceremony in Belgium L-3 MAPPS has announced that it participated in the official inauguration ceremony of ENGIE Electrabel’s (Electrabel) Tihange 1 full scope operator training simulator on September 21, 2016. The new simulator, declared Ready For Training on March 4, 2016, is housed in the expanded training center located at the Tihange nuclear power plant in Huy, Belgium.
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L-3 MAPPS Wins Service Contract for Hongyanhe Phase I Simulator Update L-3 MAPPS announced that it has signed a service contract with Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power (LHNP) to update the reactor core model on the Hongyanhe Phase I full scope simulator. Service will start immediately, and the updated model is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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L-3 MAPPS to Supply Full Scope CANDU Simulator for Wolsong Unit 1 L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has secured a contract from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) to supply the full scope operator training simulator for the Wolsong Unit 1 (Wolsong 1) nuclear power plant. The project will start immediately, and the simulator is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.
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L-3 MAPPS to Upgrade Slovenia’s Krško Full Scope Simulator L-3 MAPPS announced today that it signed a contract with Slovenia’s Nuklearna elektrarna Krško (NEK) to upgrade the full scope simulator for the Krško Nuclear Power Plant. The simulator upgrade is part of NEK’s Safety Upgrade Program (SUP) to modernize the plant to prevent severe accidents and to mitigate consequences consistent with the nuclear industry’s response after the Fukushima accident. The simulator upgrade project will start immediately and is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2017.
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L-3 MAPPS to Contribute to Darlington Refurbishment Project L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to provide replacement trip computers for the second shutdown system (SDS2) and display/test computers for both the first shutdown system (SDS1) and SDS2 on the four generating units at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. The design phase is underway and the final production computer equipment for the four generating units is expected to be delivered by the second quarter of 2019.
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L-3 MAPPS to Augment South Texas Project Simulators With Severe Accident Simulation L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has reached an agreement with STP Nuclear Operating Company to upgrade the South Texas Project full scope and classroom simulators to L-3 MAPPS’ latest Orchid® simulation platform and to equip the simulators with severe accident simulation models. The project will begin soon and is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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L-3 MAPPS to Implement GE’s Main Generator Excitation System on the Cernavodă Simulator L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has received an order from GE Energy Control Solutions (GE) to implement the new GE EX2100e main generator excitation control system on the Cernavodă full scope simulator owned and operated by Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A. (“SNN”), a Romanian-based state-owned utilities company. The project is underway and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016.
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L-3 MAPPS Participates in Opening of Upgraded Heysham 1 Simulator L-3 MAPPS announced today that it participated in the official opening of EDF Energy’s upgraded Heysham 1 plant training simulator on October 22, 2014 in Lancashire, UK. The ceremony was attended by numerous EDF Energy representatives, including Mark Gorry, EDF Energy’s Region 1 chief nuclear officer, and Ian Stewart, Heysham 1’s station director. L-3 MAPPS was represented by Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales.
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L-3 MAPPS to Enhance U.K.’s Sizewell B Simulator and Launch Additional Training Media L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has been awarded a contract by U.K.-based EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited to upgrade the Sizewell B simulator and to provide a host of other training devices to support both licensed and non-licensed operations personnel. The project is underway and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.
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L-3 MAPPS to Furnish FPL's St. Lucie Plant with Unit 1 Part-Task Trainer L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has been selected by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to supply a St. Lucie Plant Unit 1 part-task trainer.
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L-3 MAPPS to Replace Daya Bay Simulator I/O System L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Co., Ltd. (GNPJVC) to replace the input/output (I/O) system on the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station full scope simulator’s main control room panels and related remote shutdown panels.
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L-3 MAPPS Wins Tihange 1 Full Scope Simulator Project L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won an order from Electrabel S.A. for the supply of a full scope operator training simulator for the Tihange 1 nuclear power plant located in the Walloon province of Liège, Belgium.
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L-3 MAPPS Successfully Completes Major Projects for Eskom’s Koeberg Power Station in South Africa L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has completed two major projects in support of South Africa's Koeberg Power Station.
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L-3 MAPPS Takes On Multiple St. Lucie Plant Simulator Updates L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has secured multiple contracts from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) in relation to the St. Lucie Plant simulator. L-3 MAPPS will rehost the existing full scope simulator, simulate new digital controllers to support a plant modification, replace the simulator's input/output (I/O) gateway computer and provide a new classroom simulator. Work on all four projects is underway and the updated simulator is expected to enter service at St. Lucie by the end of this year.
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L-3 MAPPS to Support Candu Energy’s EC6® Power Plant Development with Simulator and Services L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Candu Energy Inc. to supply an engineering simulator for its Enhanced CANDU 6® (EC6®) power plant development project. The simulator will be used at Candu Energy’s EC6 mockup facility to develop and validate the main control room (MCR) and to design and test programmable electronic systems (PES) and human-system interfaces.
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L-3 MAPPS’ Power Systems and Simulation Business Celebrates 40 Years of Leadership L-3 MAPPS announced today that it is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the power plant simulation business. To commemorate this important milestone, L-3 MAPPS has released a limited edition, 112-page book for its employees and customers titled, “The First 40 Remarkable Years of L-3 MAPPS Power Plant Simulation Leadership.”
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L-3 MAPPS to Develop Human Factors Simulator for INL Research Program L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won an order to supply a human factors simulator to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The INL is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Battelle Energy Alliance. The project is effective immediately, and the simulator is scheduled to be delivered to INL in the fourth quarter of this year.
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L-3 MAPPS to Simulate Major Beznau Nuclear Power Plant Updates L-3 MAPPS announced today that it will proceed with two projects to update the full scope simulator at Axpo’s Beznau nuclear power plant located in Döttingen, Switzerland. The projects involve NEXIS and AUTANOVE updates being performed on the plant’s two operating units. The simulator updates are expected to enter service in the fall of 2013.
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L-3 MAPPS Secures Important Simulator Upgrade Project in California L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won a contract from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to upgrade the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Operator Training Simulator (OTS). Work is underway now, with project completion expected by the fourth quarter of 2013.
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L-3 MAPPS to Upgrade Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant Simulator L-3 MAPPS announced today that it is has been contracted by DTE Energy to upgrade the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant simulator with L-3's Orchid® simulation environment. The company will also provide DTE Energy with an additional simulator specifically to train field personnel on Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) operations. The project starts immediately and is slated for completion in the summer of 2012.
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L-3 MAPPS Human Factors Simulator Delivered to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has delivered a research simulator to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in the New London Business and Technology Center in Bedford, Virginia, US.
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L-3 MAPPS to Upgrade Pilgrim Simulator and Provide New Classroom Simulator L-3 MAPPS announced today that it is has been awarded a contract from Entergy Nuclear to upgrade the existing Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) full scope simulator and to equip the plant with an additional classroom simulator. The project is effective immediately, and the upgraded simulator is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2012.
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L-3 MAPPS to Deliver Orchid® Touch Interface Classroom Simulators to South Texas Project L-3 MAPPS announced today that is has been selected by STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) to develop classroom simulators to augment full scope simulator training at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. The classroom simulators will be developed using L-3's Orchid® Touch Interface solution released earlier this year and will enter service in the second quarter of 2012.
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World’s First EPR™ Full Scope Simulator in Use for Operator Training Exercises at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Power Plant L-3 MAPPS has announced that the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear power plant full scope simulator (FSS), the first-ever FSS for an EPR™ plant, passed preliminary acceptance testing on September 9 in Olkiluoto, Finland. The September 12 ceremony marking the event was attended by the direct project client, AREVA, the owner of the plant, Teollisuuden Voima Oy (TVO), and L-3 MAPPS.
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L-3 MAPPS Deploys CPR1000+ New Build Simulators for the Hongyanhe Site L-3 MAPPS announced today that a second pair of L-3 MAPPS-developed simulators for the CPR1000+ nuclear plant design have entered service at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Training Center. The first of the two simulators, which was developed for units 3 and 4, was handed over to Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co. (LHNP) in November 2010, and the other, for units 1 and 2, in March 2011. After extensive testing, the simulators were deployed to allow operator training to proceed. Several updates to the simulators are still to follow as updated digital control system (DCS) information is made available to L-3 MAPPS.
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L-3 MAPPS to Add Value to Embalse Refurbishment with Digital Control Computer Systems L-3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract from Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) to replace the Embalse nuclear power plant’s Digital Control Computer (DCC) systems hardware. Four DCC systems will be delivered to NA-SA under the contract. The first system will be used as a testing and training platform and is due to be installed in early 2013. Three other redundant DCC systems for plant operations are expected to enter service in mid-2014.
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L-3 MAPPS to Upgrade Callaway Simulator with Alternate Emergency Power System Models L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has earned follow-on orders from Ameren Missouri to upgrade the full scope simulator for the Callaway Energy Center in Callaway County, Missouri, USA. One order will provide for the addition of an alternate emergency power system (AEPS) model and in the other order L-3 MAPPS will modify the interface between its Orchid® Core Builder and the fuel analysis code used to perform the actual nuclear power plant fuel cycle updates. The AEPS model upgrade is scheduled to be completed in four months and the fuel data input model will be updated in the fourth quarter of 2011.
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L-3 MAPPS Attains Major Milestone on Ling Ao Phase II Simulator Project L-3 MAPPS announced today that the Ling Ao Phase II nuclear power plant full scope simulator (FSS), the first-ever simulator for a CPR1000 plant, has attained another significant milestone. In a ceremony held in Paris on 28 June 2011 marking the issuance of the provisional acceptance certificate (PAC), L-3 MAPPS joined AREVA, Siemens, Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Company (DNMC) and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPEC) to formally hand over the simulator to DNMC on behalf of the Ling Dong Nuclear Power Company.
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L-3 Mapps’ Orchid Technology to be Installed on Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Simulator L-3 MAPPS has reached an agreement with the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) to update the full scope simulator at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station with its Orchid® family of simulation products.
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L-3 MAPPS To Further Enhance Simulator for the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has been granted a contract extension from the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) to further update its SOFIA (Simulateur d'Observation du Fonctionnement Incidentel et Accidentel) engineering simulator.
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L-3 MAPPS Awarded Embalse Full Scope Simulator Project L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has received an order from Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) to supply the full scope operator training simulator for the Embalse nuclear power station. The project will start immediately, and the simulator is expected to go into service at the end of 2012.
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L-3 MAPPS to Support AmerenUE with Callaway Plant's Integrated Control System Upgrade L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won two orders from AmerenUE in support of the Siemens SPPA-T3000 integrated control system (ICS) upgrade for the Callaway nuclear plant in Callaway County, Missouri, US. In support of the first order, L-3 MAPPS will simulate the instrumentation and control (I&C) system and corresponding human-machine interface and integrate it with the plant model that is currently being updated.
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L-3 MAPPS to Update Beznau Full Scope Simulator with Orchid L-3 MAPPS has signed an agreement with Switzerland's Axpo AG to update the Beznau full scope simulator with L-3 MAPPS' latest suite of Orchid® simulation products. The project will kick off immediately and the upgraded simulator is slated to be accepted in the fall of 2010.
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L-3 MAPPS to Provide Second Simulator for Eskom's Koeberg Station L-3 MAPPS has received an order from Eskom Holdings Limited for a second full scope training simulator.
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L-3 MAPPS DCS-controlled Simulators for Ling Ao Phase II New Build in Service 2 November 2009 - L-3 MAPPS has announced that the Ling Ao Phase II nuclear power plant Full Scope Simulator (FSS) is in service and being used to train operators. This is L-3 MAPPS' first FSS for a new nuclear plant which is completely controlled by distributed control systems (DCSs).
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L-3 MAPPS Receives Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award L-3 MAPPS' Power Systems and Simulation business has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2009 Global Excellence in Customer Value award for its customer-centric approach, technological superiority and value-added service in delivering best-in-class nuclear power plant simulators.
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L-3 MAPPS to Upgrade Brazil's Angra 2 Simulator L-3 MAPPS has signed an agreement with Eletrobrás Termonuclear S.A. – Eletronuclear of Brazil to upgrade its Angra 2 simulator at the Almirante Álvaro Alberto Nuclear Power Station. The project will commence in summer 2009 and will span approximately two years.
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