RSCC to supply cables for UAE's nuclear energy program
The nuclear cable division of U.S.-based RSCC announced that it will begin manufacturing safety-related (class1E) cables for use in the peaceful nuclear energy program of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A press release said that RSCC, part of the Marmon Group, was selected to supply safety-class cables to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), which will manage the project--currently pending regulatory approval--that will consist of four APR-1400 reactors. RSCC's power, instrumentation and control cables have been qualified to international safety standards for a 60-year design life, it said.
The release outlined the company's experience in the field as follows. RSCC has supplied the nuclear energy industry for more than 40 years, longer than any other cable maker. In addition to supplying cables to every reactor in North America, RSCC supplies reactors in more than a dozen countries throughout Asia, Europe and South America. It has also provided safety-related cables to large U.S. government nuclear facilities and has qualified safety-related cables for more nuclear applications than any other company in the world.
"RSCC is pleased to be selected for the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program. RSCC has successfully met or exceeded all tests requirements to date, and we are confident about our ability to complete and pass remaining tests on time to meet all customer and regulatory expectations and requirements," said Steven Bonnell, president of RSCC Wire & Cable.
"The investment in high-quality cable today is an investment in a safe, reliable plant tomorrow. Verification of cable integrity is critical to meeting long-term performance standards, and nobody has more experience with nuclear cable qualifications than RSCC," said Dennis Chalk, president of Marmon Engineered Wire & Cable.
RSCC recently celebrated its 95th year of operations as one of more than 150 companies within the Marmon Group, which itself is part of Berkshire Hathaway Company, which generated more than $7 billion annually with more than 17,000 employees and 300 manufacturing facilities. For more information about RSCC's nuclear cables, go to www.rsccnuclearcable.com.