Larsen & Toubro, Rolls-Royce in nuclear power alliance

Indian engineering, construction and technology major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and global power systems company Rolls-Royce have agreed to cooperate in the field of nuclear power generation.

The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to effectively address the projected need for light water reactors (LWR) in India and abroad, L&T said in a release.

LWR technology is in use in over sixty per cent of civil nuclear power plants operating worldwide, the release pointed out.

L&T and Rolls-Royce will work together in areas such as nuclear instrumentation and controls, product and system engineering, reactor components, engineering services, in-service reactor support and waste management.

L&T will initially develop and supply instrumentation and controls for nuclear power systems as the first step in developing a nuclear supply chain, the release said.

"India has developed an impressive nuclear capability over the last 34 years which rivals that of any country. India is a key strategic market for Rolls-Royce and I am very pleased that we are working with Larsen & Toubro, one of the country's most pre-eminent engineering companies," Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce, President-Nuclear, said.