Made in China: the DCS

Made in China: the DCS


  • Release Date: November 25, 2016

The FirmSys, unveiled on November 18, China’s developed nuclear-grade distributed control system (DCS), to be delivered to the Guangdong Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant unit 5.

China Techenergy Co (CTEC) a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) created FirmSys on October 2010, to develop a nuclear-grade DCS product with independent intellectual property.

After the delivery of FirmSys, the Yangjiang power plant’s No 5 unit will become China’s first gigawatt-level nuclear power unit to be equipped with a DCS developed and manufactured in China.

FirmSys will also be used in China Huaneng Group’s Shidaowan High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Demonstration Project, as well as six other gigawatt-level nuclear power units – Units 5 and 6 at the Hongyanhe power plant, Units 3 and 4 at the Fangchenggang plant, and Units 5 and 6 at Tianwan – which means the system’s application will cover a variety of technologies and reactor types.


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Elaine Li

Elaine Li (李益楠) is Marketing Manager for the Chinese Market. With ten years of experience in the nuclear power market, Elaine is experts for the certification of safety equipment (HAF 604 and 601) and marketing intelligence.