OREANDA-NEWS. April 08, 2014. The testing of the Instrumentation & Control (I&C) system for the Olkiluoto 3 EPR reactor began at AREVA’s site in Erlangen, Germany. The I&C system, used to monitor and control the nuclear power plant, is a key component in reactor operations.

Based on the quality of the I&C documentation submitted by the AREVA-Siemens consortium, TVO agreed to begin this operation.

Philippe Knoche, chief operating officer of AREVA, said: “The Olkiluoto 3 project has reached an important step. Our technology meets the most stringent safety criteria and has already been licensed in 16 countries to equip nearly 80 nuclear reactors with 14 different designs. This technology has been certified by the French, British, and Chinese safety authorities for the EPR reactor. Through our technological leadership, we are able to advance in Finland.”

Following these testing operations, the I&C cabinets will be transported to Finland and installed at the Olkiluoto site in order to begin the testing phase before the reactor commissioning.