A French subsidiary of the UK-headquartered engineering group Weir has won a multi-million contract to replace pneumatic controls for the main steam isolation valves on 28 EDF nuclear reactors in France.
Weir Power & Industrial France said the deal covers design, prototyping and testing, plus the supply of 84 new items and their installation and commissioning.
The company said the seven-year modification programme “will ensure future safety and integrity of flow control equipment throughout the enhanced operational lifetime of the EDF reactors”.
Weir added that the programme will be rolled out simultaneously across seven sites with an estimated 18,000 man hours.
Weir Power & Industrial France’s nuclear director for Europe, Stephane Lamotte, said the project was “a significant milestone for our French nuclear business and reflects our capabilities to offer a safe, competitive and comprehensive flow control technology which will significantly upgrade the main steam isolation valve controls across EDF’s French fleet”.