Ian Tough. Weir Group. 29th January

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Ian Tough. Weir Group. 29th January

  1. 1. Supplying Specialist Valves Delivering highly engineered valves to the global nuclear industry from a UK base Ian Tough Nuclear Sales & Product Manager - UK Valves Weir Group PLC 1 Presentation title - edit in the Master slide
  2. 2. The UK Nuclear Valve Industry UK Heritage Brands
  3. 3. Modern Valve Design & Manufacture •Heath & Safety as the #1 priority •World class manufacturing methods •Advanced Computer Aided Design •Internationally recognised standards •Strong nuclear culture •Global sourcing & representation Hopkinsons, Britannia Works Site, Birkby, Huddersfield, Circa. 1915 3 Weir Valves & Controls UK, Britannia House, Elland, 2013
  4. 4. MSIV Case Study • Main Steam Isolation Valve for Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant, Hainan Island, China. • Manufactured by Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd, Elland, West Yorkshire, UK. • Rotork-Hiller Gas charged hydraulic actuator, with fast closure of 5 seconds. • Key benefits of UK manufacture were strong experience base, qualified product and an established supply chain • Over 80% of finished components are UK manufactured. 4 Changjiang NPP, Under Construction in China Image from inventorspot.com Assembling the disc into the body of the MSIV at the WVC UK facility in Elland, West Yorkshire UK
  5. 5. MSIV Case Study Shipped to Changjiang site in 2013 after successful performance testing at the Elland Factory. The final valve stood almost 5 metres tall, weighed over 13 tonnes and was shipped with over 100 binders of documentation. 5 An apprentice engineer preparing valve for shipment from WVC UK, 2013 MSIV Awaiting Shipment from WVC UK, 2013
  6. 6. Why choose the UK for specialist valves? Global Reach & International Partnerships Advanced R&D Programme 6 Quality, Heritage and Experience Excellent Safety Performance Stable Aftersales Support Industry & Government Partnership on UK Nuclear Strategy
  7. 7. Why choose the UK for specialist valves? Global Reach & International Partnerships Advanced R&D Programme 6 Quality, Heritage and Experience Excellent Safety Performance Stable Aftersales Support Industry & Government Partnership on UK Nuclear Strategy

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