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Nuclear contract confirmed for Heysham 2 and Torness

13th February 2019


Cavendish Nuclear has announced a 10 year contract with EDF Energy to sustain critical infrastructure at two of its UK nuclear power plants. 

Cavendish will be renewing the primary shutdown systems of Heysham 2 and Torness. Both are advanced gas-cooled reactor stations that rely on some 3000 analogue modular elements, known as the reactor protection system, which monitor the reactors and are part of the station’s multi-layered safety systems which automatically shut-down the reactor if defined parameters are reached.

The sister stations came on line in 1988 and both have had their lifetimes extended to 2030.


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