Flowserve awarded valve order for Olkiluoto Nuclear Plant

The fluid motion and control specialist will supply Main Steam Isolation Valves (MSIV) and Main Feedwater Isolation Valves (MFIV) for the nuclear power plant in Finland. It's a Generation 3+ Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR), the first such plant design built in the world. Finnish electric utility Teollisuuden Voima Oy needed a valve supplier whose products could maintain high levels of operational safety within demanding compliance requirements of the Finnish Nuclear Regulatory Agency (STUK)...

Supplying valves for first Generation 3+ nuclear facility

DALLAS, March 7, 2007 -- Flowserve Corp., a leader in the fluid motion and control industry, has been awarded the contract to supply Main Steam Isolation Valves (MSIV) and Main Feedwater Isolation Valves (MFIV) for the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland. Olkiluoto 3 is a Generation 3+ (GEN 3+) Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR), the first such nuclear power plant design being built in the world.

Teollisuuden Voima Oy, the electric utility company of Finland, required the selection of a valve supplier whose products could maintain exceptionally high levels of operational safety in compliance with the demanding requirements of the Finnish Nuclear Regulatory Agency (STUK).

"We are very pleased that Flowserve products and technology were selected for this state-of-the-art nuclear power facility, said Tom Pajonas, President of Flowserve Flow Control. As a leader in our industry, we are always positioned to help our customers with their most difficult application needs."

AREVA NP of Paris, France, is supplying the EPR plant technology for Olkiluoto 3. The EPR concept has been designed and developed by AREVA NP, in conjunction with French and German technology partners.

The AREVA EPR is a well-proven GEN 3+ design based on more than a thousand reactor years of safe operation of the French N4 and German Konvoi fleets. The EPR provides the greatest degree of safety for multiple 21st century scenarios. The EPR's double-walled containment, physical separation of four independent safety trains, core melt retention system and many other innovative features are designed to respond to severe accident challenges.

The service life of the EPR GEN 3+ nuclear plant has been extended to 60 years, instead of 40 years for AREVA's previous reactor designs. The electrical power supplied by the EPR will be approximately 1600 MWe, significantly exceeding the 1450 MWe provided by earlier plant designs.

Flowserve's Edward line of control products were selected for these challenging requirements due to their long-standing, exceptional safety record.

Flowserve Corp. (www.flowserve.com) is one of the world's leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in 56 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services.

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Also see:
-- "Dual Drive Pumps Ensure Water Pressure When Grid Goes Down in Miami's South Beach" (WaterWorld)
-- "National Safety Council honors Flowserve with 10 Industry Leader Awards" (WaterWorld Online)

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