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Rebecca Wayman

EDF Energy makes £3m deal with Sheffield group to boost its UK power plants

Engineering group Pressure Technologies’ subsidiary Chesterfield Special Cylinders Limited (CSC) has secured a major £3m contract with EDF Energy.

The Sheffield-based group is to supply nitrogen storage facilities to the energy firm for its nuclear power plants at Heysham, Torness and Hartlepool.

This design and supply contract comprises large, high pressure cylinders manufactured at CSC’s Sheffield facility, in a series of nitrogen storage packages to meet EDF Energy’s operational requirements.

The cylinder packages aim to be supplied to EDF Energy by mid-2020.

Chris Walters, chief executive officer of Pressure Technologies, said: “This contract represents the largest order in Chesterfield Special Cylinders’ history outside of the defence sector and is extremely important for the Chesterfield team and for the Pressure Technologies Group.

“Through the provision of these safety-critical systems, we are delighted to be supporting EDF Energy’s existing and continued commitment to supply safe, low-carbon electricity to UK homes.”

CSC is a key supplier of gas storage solutions to power stations across the UK.

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