Rolls-Royce and CTEC to integrate I&C expertise

27 June 2018

Rolls-Royce and CTEC have signed an agreement to provide instrumentation and control (I&C) integrated solutions to the global nuclear market, the British engineering group announced yesterday. CTEC is a subsidiary of China General Power Corporation Limited that provides full-life-cycle and end-to-end digital I&C systems to nuclear power plants.

Jiang Guojin and Eric Blanc signed the agreement yesterday in Paris (Image: Rolls-Royce)

The agreement will enable the future involvement of CTEC in international projects, as well as the future involvement of Rolls-Royce in upcoming projects in China.

Eric Blanc, president I&C of Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear said: "We highly value our strong relationship with our Chinese customers and partners, and this agreement underpins the full alignment of our shared objectives and agreed timelines, marking another significant step in driving our cooperation towards greater success in multiple key areas."

Jiang Guojin, CTEC general manager, added: "The agreement will see us further strengthening our already strong partnership and leveraging our combined capabilities and expertise to develop safe, reliable and competitive nuclear I&C solutions for China, and the world."

Under the agreement, Rolls-Royce and CTEC have also committed to release a new distributed control system platform made from a combination of their existing digital and analogue technologies - Spinline and Hardline for Rolls-Royce, FirmSys and FitRel for CTEC.

Rolls-Royce said this new integrated platform will provide both parties with "extended flexibility to better adapt to stringent customer needs and requirements".

Rolls-Royce announced in April it is to modernise control rod systems in 14 of CGN's CPR1000 nuclear power units in China under a contract signed with CGN subsidiary Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News