Areva, Taishan
Clare Burnett

North Yorkshire’s Ellis secures Chinese nuclear specification

North Yorkshire firm Ellis have manufactured parts for the Areva European Pressurised Reactor nuclear power plant currently being constructed in the Guangdong province of China.

The Taishan Nuclear Power Project, which is a joint venture between EDF and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, is the third nuclear power station to be built using Areva’s 1,750 megawatt EPR and it is the second time Areva has used Ellis’ products to secure electrical cables at a nuclear plant.

Tony Conroy, Ellis’ export sales director, said: “Our first specification for Areva was for its OL3 reactor in Finland in 2009, and was secured as a result of our proven technical expertise andexcellent industrial references.

“Since then our reputation has grown and we are now viewed as the global cable cleat experts – a standing underscored by our willingness to put our products through project specific testing, which means they are tried, tested and proven to work prior to installation.”

Cable cleats are designed to restrain cables in a manner that can withstand the forces they generate, including those generated during a short circuit.

Ellis’ Emperor cable cleats are designed for use where the highest levels of short circuit withstand are required. All products in the range are manufactured in type 316L stainless steel, meaning they provide ultimate corrosion protection, even in the harshest of environments.

The benefits of the Emperor cleats also extend to a patented design, which makes installation quick and easy.

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