Rolls-Royce extends reactor inspection capability

rolls royce 200Rolls-Royce has announced the acquisition of R.O.V Technologies, Inc., a US-based business primarily providing nuclear utility operators with remote visual inspection services for Boiling Water Reactors (BWR) and Pressurised Water Reactors (PWR).

Jason Smith, Rolls-Royce President-Nuclear, said: “The acquisition of R.O.V Technologies, Inc. underlines our commitment to developing a nuclear business that meets customers’ needs for improved equipment reliability and outage performance over the operational and extended lifetime of their plant.

“R.O.V Technologies has an impressive portfolio of remote inspection and cleaning solutions and provides a natural extension to our nuclear services business, bringing complementary BWR expertise and broadening our existing Pressurised Water Reactor remote inspection capability. We are pleased to welcome the team into our nuclear business.”

Jack Judge, President and CEO, R.O.V Technologies, Inc. said: “We are delighted with today’s announcement which provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the reactor inspection and cleaning solutions that we provide to our customers. We are proud to become a part of Rolls-Royce and I have every confidence we will continue to build upon our excellent reputation in the US nuclear industry.”

Rolls-Royce delivers wide-ranging capabilities across the nuclear cycle from concept design to through-life and life-extension. Its nuclear expertise spans high value engineering and manufacturing, licensing, project and supply chain management.The Group’s nuclear services activity represents more than half of its civil nuclear business and includes support to operational reactors in 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.