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Rolls-Royce to supply Spinline technology for Ling Ao nuclear plant in China

19 Oct 2012

UK-based power system company Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to supply its Spinline digital safety instrumentation and control (I&C) technology.


Under the contract, the company will modernize the Neutron Instrumentation Systems for reactor units 1 and 2 of the Ling Ao Power Plant, which is located on the Dapeng Peninsula in Longgang District, Shenzhen.

The firm will replace original analogue platforms with the new digital safety technology that was installed in the power plant's newer phase II reactor units 3 and 4.

Rolls-Royce Instrumentation and Control president Benoit Chabre remarked that the company has been serving the civil nuclear industry in China since the early 1990s.

"We are a world-leader in safety I&C and our neutron instrumentation technology will be deployed in each of China's current and planned fleet of 22 CPR-type reactors," Chabre added.

The company claims to provide safety-critical instrumentation and control systems to 70% of China's civil nuclear reactors in operation or under construction.