(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce to provide safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems for the Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (LABGENE), located in São Paulo, Brazil. LABGENE is currently under construction and which will be operated by the Navy Technology Center in São Paulo (CTMSP). The multi-million euros contract was awarded by ATECH.
In the agreement, Rolls-Royce will provide the main Reactor Protection System (RPS), including the Reactor Trip System (RTS) and the Engineered Safety Actuation System (ESFAS), based on its proven digital I&C technology Spinline® ; the priority logic system, based on its latest non-programmed technology HardlineTM ; as well as the individual actuator control and protection system including the post-accident monitoring system (PAMS), made of a combination of Spinline®, HardlineTM and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
Rolls-Royce I&C centre of excellence based in Grenoble, France will design, manufacture, test and install the nuclear I&C systems. Rolls-Royce I&C centre has already provided I&C solutions to 150 nuclear power reactors, research reactors and laboratories.
“We are delighted to have signed this contract with ATECH, which will enable us to implement together our two complementary safety digital and analog I&C technologies, respectively Spinline® and HardlineTM,” commented Stéphane Lessi, Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear France, Business Unit Director.
“As responsible for providing and integrating the nuclear I&C systems of the Brazilian Navy´s LABGENE, ATECH is thrilled to have Rolls-Royce as one of its suppliers. The RPS, RTS and ESFAS are the most relevant systems for the safety of a nuclear power plant. Being able to rely on Rolls-Royce and its proven experience among our list of world-class suppliers gives us a lot of confidence in the successful delivery of the LABGENE I&C systems,” added Giacomo Feres Staniscia, Atech, Business Director.
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SOURCE: Rolls-Royce plc.