Rolls-Royce contract to extend lifetime of Dungeness B nuclear power station

rolls royce 200Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy to carry out boiler modification work at Dungeness B Power Station in the UK, to support proposed plant lifetime extension to 2028.

Jonathan Brown, President – New Build & Nuclear Projects, Rolls-Royce said: “We’re very pleased to be supporting EDF Energy on this important project. Our combined technical and engineering expertise has enabled us to provide our customer with an innovative solution that will help secure a lifetime extension for Dungeness B. Our focus now is on the highest standards of quality and delivery.”

Martin Pearson, Station Director at Dungeness B said: “the station provides enough low carbon electricity to power one and a half million homes. It avoids 3.4 million tonnes of CO2 every year which is equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the roads.  We’re a major local employer and over 550 people work for us here, with another 200 permanent contractors at the site. Rolls-Royce is trusted to deliver excellence worldwide and we’re pleased to be working with them on this significant lifetime extension project.”

The scope of work covers design, supply of parts, installation oversight and commissioning of a variety of additional diverse safety-related EC&I modifications to the boilers and will be completed during the station’s planned outages in 2017 and 2018.