Engineering giant Rolls Royce has won a €250M (£210M) contract from nuclear reactor vendor Areva to supply safety instrumentation and control technology to France’s nuclear reactor fleet.
The upgraded instrument and control (I&C) system will be installed on the 20-strong French fleet of 1.3GW nuclear reactors operated by energy firm 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.
The new system includes reactor protection, which is designed to safely shutdown the reactor and prevent the release of radioactive materials, as well as a new digital nuclear instrumentation system.
The project is part of the third round of 10-yearly planned reactor outages managed by EdF.