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Rolls-Royce Inks Deal to Modernize Chinese Nuke Plants

The U.K.-based engineering company, Rolls-Royce signed the first contract of its kind in China to modernize rod control system equipment in 14 nuclear power units, according to the company on Tuesday.

The contract was signed with a subsidiary of China General Nuclear (CGN), Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI).

The newly formed partnership will allow the CGN group to achieve cost reductions and efficiency improvements for the operations of its power plants, Rolls Royce said.

"SNPI is a leading nuclear technology institution in China, dedicated to ensuring safe and efficient operation of power plants," Liu Xiaowei, China country head of Rolls-Royce Nuclear was quoted as saying.

"CGN is a much-valued customer of Rolls-Royce. We’re pleased with the trust they place in us and will continue providing the optimal service solutions to support Chinese nuclear plants modernization," Xiaowei added.

Currently, Rolls-Royce supplies safety-critical instrumentation and controls technology to more than 70 percent of nuclear reactors in operation or under construction in China, as well as emergency diesel generators to almost 40 percent of Chinese units, according to Rolls-Royce.

According to the company, Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

(Anadolu Agency)

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