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Rolls-Royce bags $13.7m contract at Comanche Peak nuclear plant

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Rolls-Royce has secured a contract worth $13.7m for replacing the plant process computers (PPC) for the two generating units at Luminant's Comanche Peak nuclear power plant in Texas.

Under the contract, Rolls-Royce will replace the ageing PPC on both units of Comanche Peak and also the PPC training system located within its full scope training simulator.

The Comanche Peak nuclear plant, located near Glen Rose, Texas, comprises two pressurized water reactors with a combined generating capacity of 2,300MW.

The PPC are integral to plant safety and monitor safe operation of the plant and gather data such as pressure, temperature, flows and valve positions from other plant monitoring instrumentation and then display that data in the control room.

The computers also use the data to trigger alarms whenever a parameter exceeds a pre-defined limit.