Rolls-Royce and China General Power Corporation (CGN) subsidiary CTEC on 26 June signed an agreement to provide Instrumentation and Control (I&C) integrated solutions to the global nuclear market. The companies plan to integrate their respective I&C technologies and expertise on selected projects abroad and in China. This agreement will enable the future involvement of CTEC in international projects, as well as the future involvement of Rolls-Royce in upcoming projects in China. As part of the agreement, Rolls-Royce and CTEC have also committed to release a new Distributed Control System (DCS) platform by combining of their existing digital and analogue technologies (Spinline® and Hardline for Rolls-Royce, FirmSys and FitRel for CTEC). This new integrated platform will provide both parties with extended flexibility to better adapt to stringent customer needs and requirements. The agreement also lays the foundations for continued discussions in exploring the further development of new joint technologies. In April, Rolls-Royce signed with CGN subsidiary Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute to modernise control rod systems in 14 of CGN's CPR1000 power reactors.