Roxtec seals nuclear deals

2 June 2010

UK-based safety seal firm Roxtec says it has tripled its sales in the nuclear sector in the last twelve months. The company has secured Chinese contracts to supply parts for the Taishan, Hongyanhe, Yangjiang and Ningde projects, as well as for Finland’s Olkiluoto 3.

Swedish owned Roxtec's products will be used to protect cabling and pipes against fire, gas and water at nuclear power generation plants, research facilities and military establishments in the UK. The seals, which are resistant to radiation, have been used to seal power cables and utility systems into new and decommissioned buildings and have also sealed data and telecoms cables into such areas as data rooms.

Internationally, Roxtec has signed deals to provide a range of products to new nuclear power projects in China. Working with China National Power Engineering Co, the company has secured contracts to supply the Taishan Nuclear Power Stations 1 & 2 in Guangdong. In Unit 2 Roxtec is to be used in the main structure of the reactor island, forming part of a compartmentalised fire protection system.

The company will be supplying products for further nuclear reactors in the Hongyanhe River, Yangjiang and Ningde projects. It has also signed a deal with Areva for work on Olkiluoto 3.

Graham O'Hare, managing director of Roxtec UK, said the company is excited about expanding its work into the nuclear sector.

"Roxtec UK has only recently entered the nuclear sector and the company is very pleased with the success so far. This is a massive market for us and we are excited to be building up relationships with key businesses in the nuclear sector.”

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