Rolls-Royce expands global civil nuclear reactor footprint

Rolls-Royce has announced the acquisition of R Brooks Associates, a leading specialist civil nuclear reactor services business in the United States.

Rolls-Royce has 50-years expertise in developing technically-advanced inspection, repair and refurbishment solutions for operational reactors. The acquisition of Brooks will further facilitate accelerated growth for Rolls-Royce in this important business sector.

Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce President-Nuclear, said: “Our investment in Brooks is a further step towards growing our global civil nuclear business. Brooks has an enviable reputation for unique inspection technology and it has some of the best people in the industry. We look forward to welcoming them into our business”.

Rolls-Royce has significant nuclear skills and supports a number of key phases of the nuclear programme, including the provision of technical and engineering support and advice to governments and utility operators. The Group’s reactor support activity represents more than 50% of its civil nuclear business and includes support to operational reactors in 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.

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