US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 31 January that it will complete acquisition of UK-based Rolls-Royce's Civil Nuclear Systems and Services business in North America and select sites in Europe.
The acquisition represents a strategic investment in expanding the company's nuclear products and services offerings.
Westinghouse said the acquisition supports Westinghouse's global customer base through enhanced operating plant services capabilities and technologies. It also strengthens the company's digital innovation efforts.
"Expanding our geographic footprint and strengthening our portfolio of systems and services is a key focus to better serve our clients and deploy innovative and leading solutions to the installed base of nuclear plants," said Westinghouse President and CEO Patrick Fragman.
"Both Westinghouse and Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear customers will gain an expanded presence and benefit from synergies between our companies. With this strategic investment, we are enhancing our customer offerings in order to support their long-term operating goals to produce carbon-free, cost-effective and reliable energy."
Through the transaction, Westinghouse will acquire the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Systems and Services' 11 locations in Canada, France, the UK and the USA.
These sites support plant automation and monitoring systems, field services, manufacturing and engineering services as well as digital engineering services. These are key areas in supporting Westinghouse's efforts to optimise customer planning and maintenance and provide innovative systems and services to maximise performance, cost-effectiveness and support life extension of the nuclear plants worldwide.