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Rolls-Royce awarded 'preferred bidder' status for Hinkley Point C contract

22 September 2016

Rolls-Royce has been awarded ‘preferred bidder’ status for a contract to supply an integrated nuclear emergency diesel system for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, comprising an MTU diesel generator made by Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Rolls-Royce patented instrumentation and control technology (I&C).

The preferred bidder status has been awarded as the next stage in early works for Hinkley Point.

Harry Holt, Rolls-Royce, President – Nuclear, said:

“We are delighted to be awarded preferred bidder status to supply the Ultimate Diesel Generators for Hinkley Point C. This is in addition to the preferred bidder status that we have already been awarded for contracts to design and manufacture a number of heat exchangers, and coolant treatment equipment for the reactor systems.

We continue to work very closely with EDF Energy, a highly-valued customer of ours. We hope very much to be able to finalise these important contracts as soon as we are able to do so, and play our part in the delivery of the UK’s first nuclear reactors in more than twenty years, which will provide reliable, low carbon electricity for future generations.”

Source: Rolls-Royce Holdings plc