UK engineering icon Rolls-Royce, headed by ex-Arm CEO Warren East, is building an impressive case to become a global leader in delivering nuclear power on multiple fronts. It is not only in talks with the Chinese to provide control systems for a multi-billion pound power plant at Bradwell on the Essex coast but also is scaling its bid to start building low-carbon power Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) which would rely on a number of synergistic Rolls-Royce technologies. The development and operation of SMRs would also draw on a broad raft of existing skill sets within the UK company’s existing nuclear armoury. The SMR strategy and potential long-term payback dwarfs the amount Rolls-Royce could earn from supplying purely control systems to China’s CGN for Bradwell if the plant receives UK government go-ahead.
Business Weekly 28th Jan 2019 read more »