Rolls-Royce to supply Hinkley Point C generators

Rolls-Royce has been awarded ‘preferred bidder’ status for a contract to supply an integrated nuclear emergency diesel system for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, comprising a diesel powered generator made by Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Rolls-Royce patented instrumentation and control technology.

The preferred bidder status has been awarded as the next stage in early works for Hinkley Point.

Harry Holt, President, Nuclear at Rolls-Royce, said: “We are delighted to be awarded preferred bidder status to supply the Ultimate Diesel Generators for Hinkley Point C. This is in addition to the preferred bidder status that we have already been awarded for contracts to design and manufacture a number of heat exchangers, and coolant treatment equipment for the reactor systems.”

For Hinkley Point C their Commercial Director, Ken Owen, said: “This contract signals that UK manufacturing can be competitive from both a technology and cost point of view for nuclear new build activities. This is an important step and demonstrates the time and investment Rolls-Royce has made in getting ready for nuclear new build in the UK. The whole of the UK supply chain has increasingly important opportunities in both construction of the power station, and the manufacturing of its parts.”