In service

Nuclear reactor plants have a long lifetime. The Royal Navy's latest submarine reactors, designed and built by Rolls-Royce, will last the vessels' full operational life without the need for refuelling. This means they require a number of key support activities throughout their time in service - from delivery to final disposal.

Among the key services provided are:

  • In-situ repair and maintenance of reactor plant.
  • Transport of nuclear fuel.
  • Design and supply of high-integrity fuel handling equipment.
  • Dynamic stress analysis.

We also undertake rig design and operation to test components and verify plant designs. We develop, qualify and implement a broad range of inspection and repair capabilities that often require remote operation.