Areva awards Rolls-Royce I&C supply contract for EDF project

Power systems company Rolls-Royce has won a €250m (£209.6m) contract with Areva to supply safety instrumentation and control (I&C) technologies and systems for the French nuclear reactor modernisation programme.

The systems will be installed in the French fleet of 20 1,300MW nuclear reactors operated by Electricité de France (EDF).

The project will ensure that the reactor fleet continues to meet safety and licensing requirements through deployment of the latest I&C technologies, systems and components provided by Rolls-Royce.

This I&C project is being carried out by Areva as part of the third round of 10-yearly planned reactor outages managed by EDF.