For Worldwide Release: April 17, 2018
Release Number: EEPR0618
PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB has selected Caterpillar and its local Cat® dealer Zeppelin Power Systems to supply six Cat® 3500 Series industrial diesel engines for an emergency cooling system at its Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.
The engines will power custom-made GSG cooling water pumps produced by Sulzer, a specialist in pumping solutions for the nuclear selector. To meet new regulations from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the pump packages will be installed as part of an independent core cooling system that would be used in the event of an emergency for the facility’s three reactors. Together, these three reactors produce about 25 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in a typical year, which accounts for approximately one-sixth of all the energy consumed annually in Sweden.
The new system will be installed in stages and qualified for seismic resistance. The work is expected to be complete in 2019.
“Nuclear power provides about 40 percent of all the energy used in Sweden, so it is important to have systems in place that ensure the safe operation of nuclear reactors,” said Patrik Lundgren, project manager for Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB. “We selected Caterpillar and Zeppelin Power Systems due to their long histories and strong reputations for quality products that perform when they are needed most.”
Located in the region of Uppland on the east coast of Sweden, Forsmark is the newest nuclear power plant in Sweden. Plant operators are investing in improvements to meet increased safety and environmental requirements, prolong the service life of the reactor, and increase power output.
Cat 3500 Series industrial diesel engines offer unsurpassed performance and durability for industrial applications through high power output, proven reliability and excellent fuel efficiency.
Caterpillar is a leader in the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.
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About Forsmark Krafftgrupp AB
Forsmark Krafftgrupp AB is a Swedish company that owns and operates the Forsmark three nuclear power plants in Sweden. Founded in 1973 by Vattenfall AB and Mellansvensk Kraftgrupp AB, Forsmark has 1,050 employees and an annual turnover of around SEK 4.5 billion (US$560 million).
About Zeppelin Power Systems
Zeppelin Power Systems is the official partner of Caterpillar for Cat, MaK and EMD engines and a leading provider of drive, propulsion, traction and energy systems and has been partnering with Caterpillar for 60 years. With about 800 employees, Zeppelin Power Systems offers their customers individual, highly efficient system solutions with comprehensive services for industrial and marine applications, the oil and gas industry, rail vehicles and power generation. Visit zeppelin-powersystems.com.
For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy, and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.
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