Finning UK is to supply a fleet of quick response modules (QRMs) to be used in case of an emergency or natural disaster at UK nuclear stations.
Finning is working with EDF Energy to supply the QRMs as part of EDF’s Japanese Earthquake Response Programme, which was set up in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It aims to ensure power provision in the event of a similar occurrence by identifying potential failure scenarios and safeguarding against them.
Each QRM comprises of ten container-packaged generators and switchboards and 50 meters of distribution cabling. The generators feature synchronising controllers, remote refueling points, low ambient kits and EDF status and warning systems.
The QRMs are part of an emergency power generation package that complies with new, stringent requirements put in place for the nuclear industry, following the Fukushima disaster in March 2011.