Rolls-Royce to provide safety I&C systems for Brazilian nuclear lab

21 November 2019

Rolls-Royce announced it has been awarded a multi-million euros contract by ATECH to provide safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems for the Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (LABGENE), located in São Paulo, Brazil.

The laboratory is currently under construction and which will be operated by the Navy Technology Center in São Paulo (CTMSP).
As part of the contract, Rolls-Royce will provide the main Reactor Protection System (RPS), including the Reactor Trip System (RTS) and the Engineered Safety Actuation System (ESFAS), based on its proven digital I&C technology Spinline® . It will also supply the priority logic system, based on its latest non-programmed technology HardlineTM; as well as the individual actuator control and protection system including the post-accident monitoring system (PAMS), made of a combination of Spinline®, HardlineTM and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
“As responsible for providing and integrating the nuclear I&C systems of the Brazilian Navy´s LABGENE, ATECH is thrilled to have Rolls-Royce as one of its suppliers," said Giacomo Feres Staniscia,Business Director, of ATECH. "The RPS, RTS and ESFAS are the most relevant systems for the safety of a nuclear power plant. Being able to rely on Rolls-Royce and its proven experience among our list of world-class suppliers gives us a lot of confidence in the successful delivery of the LABGENE I&C systems.”
The nuclear I&C systems will be designed, manufactured, tested and installed by the Rolls-Royce I&C, which is based in Grenoble, France.

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