L3 MAPPS TO UPGRADE PILGRIM SIMULATOR AND PROVIDE NEW CLASSROOM SIMULATOR
MONTREAL, December 14, 2011 – L3 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.
“As the original simulator provider for PNPS, we are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Entergy Nuclear,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of L3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “It will be extremely rewarding to update the existing simulator with our industry-leading Orchid® technology to ensure maximum capability and performance.”
The PNPS simulator currently runs on SGI computers with the IRIX operating system. Once upgraded, the simulator’s servers and instructor station will operate on PCs running the Windows operating system and L3 MAPPS’ Orchid simulation environment, including Orchid Sound System to replace the simulator’s legacy sound generation system. In addition to maintaining communications with the simulator’s existing input/output (I/O) system, a latest-technology expansion I/O system will be added by L-3 MAPPS, which will operate concurrently with the existing I/O system using Orchid Input Output.
PNPS is currently equipped with multiple classroom simulators that will be migrated to the new environment. An additional classroom simulator will be provided based on L-3’s Orchid Touch Interface technology. The three-bay classroom simulator uses large touch screen monitors with 1080p full HD resolution to display near life-size operable virtual control room panels.
Under the contract, Entergy Nuclear also has the option to upgrade the PNPS simulator’s reactor core model with Orchid Core Builder.
Entergy Nuclear is a business unit of Entergy Corporation, which operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is a 684-megawatt General Electric BWR 3 power plant. The plant’s simulator was delivered to PNPS in Plymouth, Mass., by L3 MAPPS in 1987.
L3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has nearly 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and nearly 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. L-3 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.
Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. L-3 M&PS also produces full-fidelity simulators for increased operator proficiency, resulting in safe operations for leading international utilities and ship operators. With over 85 locations in 19 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.
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