EDF orders boron meters for 34 French reactors

28 January 2015

Rolls-Royce, in partnership with Comex Nucleaire, has won a contract to supply boron measurement systems for EDF's entire fleet of 900MW nuclear reactors in France.

Rolls-Royce will supply its latest boron meter technology, known as Boronline, for the 34 units. Boronline provides plant operators with a permanent record of the boron concentration in a water cooling circuit through continuous sampling and real time measurements, says Rolls-Royce.

The contract includes equipment feasibility and supply, on-site activities and long-term support. It is scheduled to run until 2022.

Comex Nucleaire, part of ONET Technologies Group, will oversee mechanical design, and will provide support for licensing with French nuclear safety authority (ASN) and installation.

Eric Blanc, president - I&C, Rolls-Royce said "Our relationship with EDF spans over forty years and we are pleased that they have once again put their trust in our world-class technologies which help to ensure the safety and performance of their reactors."

Photo: Bugey nulcear plant (Credit: EDF)

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