Rolls-Royce secures £210million French nuclear deal

Rolls-Royce secures £210million French nuclear deal
Rolls-Royce has won a £210million contract with Areva to supply safety instrumentation and control (I&C) technologies and systems for the French nuclear reactor modernisation programme.

The global power systems company, better known for its aero engines, will see the I&C systems installed in the twenty strong French fleet of 1300MW nuclear reactors operated by Electricité de France (EDF).

The project will ensure that the reactor fleet continues to meet safety and licensing requirements through the deployment of the latest I&C technologies, systems and components provided by Rolls-Royce. The project is being carried out by Areva as part of the third round of ten yearly planned reactor outages managed by EDF.

Benoit Chabre, president, I&C, Rolls-Royce said: "We are proud of our relationship with Areva and our long partnership with EDF which spans over forty years. We are pleased that they have once again put their trust in our world class I&C technologies which help to ensure the safety and performance of their reactors."

Rolls-Royce will provide the I&C technology for systems such as the Reactor Protection System and the Nuclear Instrumentation System, each underpinned by Rolls-Royce patented Spinline technology. The company's Rodline technology will also be deployed in the Rod Control System.

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Laura Hopperton

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