BHGE bags control upgrades contract

10 October 2018

Baker Hughes has been awarded the first part of a contract for six turbine control upgrades at Bruce Power, the largest operating nuclear power facility in the world. The contract includes Mark VIe turbine controls, as well as BHGE’s Bently Nevada condition monitoring technology, Security ST cybersecurity protection suite and turbine simulator software. This announcement marks the largest controls contract awarded since BHGE was formed in 2017.

Turbine control upgrades

Bruce Power’s control systems are being upgraded to a full digital analytic capability to enable the greater efficiency of the plant for the next several decades of operation. Over time, new control upgrade packages will help to extend the life of Bruce Power by an estimated 40 years.

The triple modular redundant design of BHGE’s turbine control and overspeed trip system will permit Bruce Power to enhance operability and reliability targets. By harnessing data from the Mark Vie controls and Bently Nevada 3500 condition monitoring systems, Bruce Power will be able to leverage predictive analytics via System 1 software and help drive greater efficiencies for the plant’s operations.