Under the terms of the agreement, Rolls-Royce will support NPD in the development of proposals for engineering, manufacture and supply of mission critical components for the heart of the nuclear reactor. Rolls-Royce will also explore the provision of nuclear engineering, technical support and supply chain management expertise to the consortium.
Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce President – Nuclear said: “I am delighted that we are able to work with NPD to explore the supply of mission critical nuclear reactor components and engineering services.
“Today’s agreement builds on the strong relationship that we have developed with Westinghouse and the work we have successfully completed for them. We can now move forward in support of NPD, while maintaining the strategic relationship we have developed with Westinghouse.
“Deploying Rolls-Royce’s unique combination of nuclear skills and capabilities will enable our customers to deliver assured programmes and help them to succeed in their chosen markets.”
Rita Bowser, Managing Director, Nuclear Power Deliver UK said: “We are delighted to be announcing this agreement with Rolls-Royce – one of the biggest names in the nuclear industry supply chain – building on the work which Westinghouse and Rolls-Royce carried out under the earlier agreement ”.
Rolls-Royce has a significant nuclear skills base, with a large existing nuclear certified supply chain, and supports a number of key phases of the nuclear programme, including providing advice to governments and operators, supply chain management expertise, as well as manufacturing and technical engineering support. The Group also provides safety-critical instrumentation and controls in Europe, USA and many other international markets, including all 58 operating nuclear power facilities in France.