Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to supply its Spinline digital safety instrumentation and control (I&C) technology for the modernisation programme of the Ling Ao nuclear power plant.

The contract covers the modernisation of the Neutron Instrumentation Systems, a safety-critical I&C system that ensures the integrity of the reactor, at Ling Ao units 1 and 2. The original analogue platforms will be replaced with the latest digital safety technology that was installed in the plant’s newer phase II reactor units 3 and 4, Rolls-Royce said in a statement

Benoit Chabre, President, Instrumentation and Control at Rolls-Royce said: “Our neutron instrumentation technology will be deployed in each of China’s current and planned fleet of 22 CPR-type reactors.”

“We are committed to working with our customers to supply products and support services that enable them to achieve the highest standards of safety, reliability and cost effectiveness.”

Rolls-Royce provides safety-critical instrumentation and control systems to 70% of China’s civil nuclear reactors in operation or under construction, to all 58 of France’s operational nuclear reactors and to more than 200 nuclear reactors across 20 countries worldwide. The group is also involved in a number of other key phases of the global nuclear programme including: providing advice to governments and operators, supply chain management, and manufacturing and technical engineering support.

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