The multi-million euro contract extends the strategic lifecycle partnership between the two companies for a further decade.
There are more than 850 safety-related pumps installed across EDF’s portfolio of 19 nuclear power plants and 56 nuclear reactors: 44% of which have been manufactured by ClydeUnion Pumps. Typically, these pumps are safety-critical devices used in the cooling of nuclear reactors, which requires a constantly maintained liquid flow.
The LTA allows EDF to reserve enough capacity with ClydeUnion Pumps to ensure that the necessary skills and competences are available to support the long-term operation of the pumps on which their nuclear reactors rely. Under the agreement, ClydeUnion Pumps will conduct repairs and maintenance on-site (including in contaminated areas) or at their dedicated nuclear-certified Service Centre in Annecy, as well as supplying spare parts for safety-related units. They will also run a dedicated customer hotline and provide technical assistance to EDF’s Technical Operational Unit (UTO) and operational teams.
Christophe Bourgeois, Regional Sales Director, Nuclear Aftermarket at ClydeUnion Pumps, said: “We are proud to be a trusted lifecycle partner to EDF and look forward to working closely with their teams and supporting their business plan for the next decade. Nuclear energy is an essential source of supply as the world transitions towards a sustainable future. This new agreement means that our specialist OEM pumps and engineering services can continue to play an essential role in keeping the French energy supply safe and efficient.”
ClydeUnion Pumps manufactures Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 pumps for nuclear power plants at three coded facilities - Glasgow-UK, Annecy, France and Houston, Texas, USA. It holds RCC-M, RCC-MRx, HAF604, 10CFR50 Appendix B Program and ASME accreditation. Its pumps are installed in more than 65% of operational nuclear power plants worldwide.
The Celeros Flow Technology pump portfolio for nuclear applications includes residual heat removal pumps, charging pumps, main and auxiliary reactor feedwater pumps, containment spray pumps, medium head safety injection pump, concrete volute cooling water pumps, screw pumps, rotary vane pumps, control valves and containment sampling isolation valves.