Ellis wins nuclear parts deal with China

A NORTH Yorkshire company has clinched a second order to manufacture parts for a nuclear power plant being constructed in China.

Ellis has secured the order for its Emperor cable cleats and ProTect cable straps to be installed in the Areva European Pressurised Reactor plant in the Guangdong province.

The order was placed at the start of the second phase of the Taishan Nuclear Power Project, a joint venture between EDF and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group.

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Ellis, based in Rillington, Malton, hopes to ship the product from North Yorkshire in the final quarter of the year.

Export sales director Tony Conroy said: “Even after the success of the phase one specification, receiving a repeat order for phase two was far from simple.

“A huge emphasis has been placed in the various contractors to source local products, and so it felt like a huge victory to overturn this directive and once again see British products being specified for installation in a major Chinese development.”

Designed for use where the highest levels of short circuit withstand are required, the Emperor cable cleats are available for both trefoil and single cable applications.

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

The cable straps are designed for installation between trefoil cleats, such as Emperors.

They help retain trefoil formation and, because they allow for greater fixing distances between cleats, can reduce installation time and cost.

The Taishan reactor is the second time Areva has used Ellis products to secure electrical cables at a nuclear plant.