Rolls-Royce appoints president of nuclear services

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has appointed Jeff Benjamin as President of its Nuclear Services business to accelerate growth in the global Nuclear Services market.

Jeff will be responsible for driving strategic growth for Rolls-Royce across the global Nuclear Services market, bringing together the Group’s existing nuclear services activity, particularly in the US and Europe, and extending into new geographies. Jeff has extensive experience in the nuclear industry; including work on developing new nuclear programs in Europe and the Middle East and experience working for several US-based utilities including Public Service Electric & Gas and Exelon.

Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce, President – Nuclear, said: “Rolls-Royce has a significant and growing presence in the Nuclear Services market. We have specialist technologies and highly effective solutions which help customers to safely manage and optimise the lifetime of their nuclear power plant. We are today reinforcing our commitment to this important market with the appointment of Jeff Benjamin, a seasoned industry professional, who will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to our expanding Nuclear Services business.”

Jeff Benjamin said: “I look forward to helping our team bring value to our utility customers by unleashing Rolls-Royce’s extensive expertise in developing technically advanced solutions to address complex operational challenges. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive suite of nuclear services to support safe, reliable and competitive operations for our customers.”

Rolls-Royce Nuclear Services business comprises expertise in:

  • specialist remote inspection services with facilities in the US, France and the UK
  • plant optimisation and obsolescent management services which serve every civil nuclear power utility in the US and Canada
  • engineering and design services with a manufacturing facility in Canada specialising in CANDU-type reactors and providing remote handling systems and tooling, and waste management equipment
  • instrumentation and control solutions, providing plant process computers and plant monitoring systems to 50% of all commercial power plants in the US.

Rolls-Royce delivers wide-ranging capabilities across the nuclear cycle, from concept design to through-life support and life-extension. The Group’s nuclear services 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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