Rolls-Royce provides backup power for Hinkley Point C

07 February 2019

Rolls Royce has signed a contract to provide its MTU diesel generators to provide back-up power to the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

Rolls-Royce is using its broad in-house capability to deliver four generator sets; all instrumentation and controls; and full systems integration.

The diesel generators are supplied from Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems; instrumentation and controls (I&C) systems from its Grenoble-based I&C business; and systems integration engineering from its Warrington and Derby-based nuclear teams.

The generator systems, Type MTU 956 TB33 with 3600 kW power output each, will guarantee power to critical power station systems in the event of any unplanned outage of the site’s standing power supply.

The MTU brand is owned by Rolls-Royce Power Systems, which provides world-leading diesel generators to a large number of nuclear reactors around the world.

I&C, based in Grenoble, supplies critical safety systems to more than 150 nuclear power stations in the world.

The Rolls-Royce systems integration expertise in the UK constitutes around 140 engineering and systems specialists.

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