Support for Nuclear I&C Projects

Fortum ensures smoothly imple­mented nuclear I&C moderni­sa­tions, upgrades and I&C design in newbuild projects by providing services throughout the whole lifecycle of the project from defining the scope and require­ments to testing of the commis­sioning proce­dures and training of personnel.

Development tools and methods
Project development support

Fortum's support with work planning and conceptual design at an early phase of the project will help ensure smooth execution of the project.

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Supplier independent

Fortum is independent from the I&C technology suppliers, but we have experience in working with all the key players.

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Proven methods and tools

Fortum has a good track record of using proven methods and tools for the technical imple­men­tation, work planning and management.

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Improved execution of nuclear I&C projects

Fortum has a background as a nuclear power plant operator and a license holder with experience of many I&C modernisation projects and I&C design in newbuild projects. This gives us unique insights in the client’s and end-user’s perspective. We have years of experience, extensive know-how regarding I&C licensing and modernisation in a demanding regulatory environment, and we are familiar with the European perspectives and standards. Through the modernisation projects, we have gained knowledge of various methods for project and delivery execution, and we can help our customers avoid the most common pitfalls and challenges.

Key benefits

Proactive planning and addressing potential issues in the project development phase with Fortum’s support will secure smooth execution of the design and implementation phase of the project. Early phase support in conceptual design enables our customer to accomplish clear work packages and efficient implementation without unplanned iterations in the later project phases.

The utilisation of a simulator in I&C projects helps to discover errors in design and system connections earlier in the project, decreases the field test length by allowing testing with the process model, and enables early involvement of the power plant operators.

Fortum is independent of the I&C technology suppliers, but we have extensive experience of working with the key suppliers and are familiar with their most common practices and solutions.

We also provide easy access to and integration with Fortum’s other products and services, e.g. ADLAS method for licencing, Apros® simulator software and Control Room Design services.

Offering

We provide services to support our customers throughout the nuclear I&C modernisation or newbuild project from defining the scope and requirements for the project to the testing of the commissioning procedures and training the personnel. See below for more details of our offering for the different phases of the project.

Project initiation and definition
  • Support for identification of requirements
  • Support for clarification of delivery scope and defining the task description
  • Support for identifying the interface to the existing systems and documents
  • Support for identification of needed documentation
Invitation to tender and supplier evaluation
  • Preparation of invitation to tender documents
  • Supplier evaluation
Project planning with supplier candidates
  • Elaboration of requirements
  • Conceptual phase design: agreement of lifecycle and quality and qualification steps
  • Defining and agreement of processes, requirements management and configuration management
  • Life-cycle identification
  • Defining and agreement of the documents to be prepared (e.g. Quality plans, V&V plans, Qualification plans)
Project management and coordination
  • Project management
  • Schedule management
  • Engineering and design management
  • Configuration management, change management, documentation management
  • Supplier chain coordination
  • Control of I&C system suppliers
  • Site coordination
Architecture level design
  • Creating the required plans for quality, V&V, qualification, cyber security, requirements management and configuration management
  • Elaboration of requirements for I&C architecture based on native requirements, plant constraints, and functional design
  • Specification of concepts regarding priority, diversification, periodical testing and self-diagnostics and independence
  • Development of I&C architecture specification
I&C review and consultation
  • Review of I&C design against for example regulatory requirements, European Utility Requirements (EUR) Rev.E or IEC standards (compliancy, gap analysis, improvement plans, etc.)
  • Evaluation of licensing strategy
  • Review of quality processes
  • Support with supplier assessments
  • Independent assessment of delivery scope
I&C licensing in Europe
Verification and validation through I&C lifecycle
  • V&V strategy and planning for I&C delivery project
  • Document review
  • Analyses (CCF, diversity, interface analysis, etc.)
  • Support in planning of qualification testing (software and hardware integration)
  • Commissioning planning
Simulator utilisation in I&C lifecycle (Apros®)
  • Validating I&C functions in conceptual design phase
  • Dynamic Human Machine Interface (HMI) testing during design phase
  • Validating I&C in implementation phase
    • Evaluation of different kind of design/implementation options
    • Using emulated automation systems
    • Integration with I&C cabinets
    • For I&C modernisation projects, integration testing with the existing surrounding systems
  • Controller tuning
  • Testing of commissioning procedures
  • Training and testing I&C with power plant operators

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For more information:

Kymäläinen Olli

Olli Kymäläinen

Senior Manager
Newbuild and Operating Services
Tel: +358 50 453 5388
olli [dot] kymalainen [at] fortum [dot] com

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