Westhampnett. 01 July 2018.  Rolls-Royce and CTEC have signed an agreement to provide Instrumentation and Control (I&C) integrated solutions to the global nuclear market and strengthen customer experience and benefit. The signature ceremony took place alongside the 2018 World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) in Paris, France.

Rolls-Royce and CTEC plan to integrate their respective I&C technologies and expertise on selected projects abroad and in China. This 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, Rolls-Royce, Civil Nuclear, President I&C, said: “We’re delighted to sign this agreement today. 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, said: “Today is a new step of our cooperation, based on years of efforts in building understanding and trust between us. 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 this agreement, Rolls-Royce and CTEC have also committed to release a new Distributed Control System (DCS) platform made from a combination of their existing world-leading digital and analogue technologies (Spinline and Hardline for Rolls-Royce, FirmSys and FitRel for CTEC). This new integrated platform will provide both parties with extended flexibility to better adapt to stringent customer needs and requirements. The agreement also lays the foundations for continued discussions in exploring the further development of new joint technologies.