Nexans will play a key position within the UK’s power transition with a contract value round €20 million ($24.three million) to produce specialised nuclear cables for the Hinkley Point C new nuclear energy station.
Over a six-year contract, Nexans will design and manufacture a complete of three,000 kilometers of cables developed to make sure security, reliability and lengthy life.
Hinkley Point C, below development within the UK County of Somerset, marks a big milestone within the revitalization of the UK’s nuclear energy sector.
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With two EPR reactors producing three,200MW of energy for the nationwide grid, the plant shall be able to supplying round 6 million UK properties with low-carbon electrical energy.
This will make a significant contribution to the UK’s transfer to net-zero and can offset 9 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions a yr over the plant’s 60-year lifespan.
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Oliver Dervout, Nexans Market Segment Director for Power Generation stated: “We are very excited to be concerned on this ground-breaking venture for the UK’s nuclear energy program. We have already gained appreciable expertise as a provider of nuclear-qualified cables for EPR initiatives worldwide, resembling Flamanville (FA3) in France and Taishan in China. Winning the contract for Hinkley Point C confirms our stable repute within the nuclear phase. The key to our success is the flexibility to mix technical experience, excessive degree merchandise and intensive industrial design and manufacturing functionality.”
Nexans is supplying a wide range of custom-designed, nuclear-rated cables for the Hinkley Point C web site, together with medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) energy, management and instrumentation cables for pumps, valves, security programs, energy provides and management room monitoring.
The cables shall be put in inside and outdoors of the nuclear containment space. It is important that the cables proceed to carry out safely and reliably below the demanding environmental circumstances similar to regular, unintended and/or post-accidental plant working circumstances.
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