Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Hinkley Point C for the delivery of safety critical Bibloc® pressure transmitters for the two EPR nuclear reactors currently under construction in Somerset, UK.
Hinkley Point C, which is the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for more than 20 years, will provide low-carbon electricity for around six million homes, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.
As part of this contract, Rolls-Royce will provide 140 safety classified (K1) Bibloc® pressure transmitters, which will perform flow, level and pressure measurements of the Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS).
Robert Sommacal, Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear France, Business Unit Director, said: “We are delighted to be a part of the Hinkley Point C project. We will contribute to ensure the nuclear safety of the reactors, which will generate safe, reliable and low-carbon electricity for 60 years. This contract is further proof of the excellence of our Bibloc® technology and of the specific expertise of our teams”.
Qualified for 60 years of operation, Bibloc® pressure transmitters are designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce I&C teams based in Grenoble - France, and have already been chosen to be implemented in more than 90 nuclear reactors worldwide.