Six figure contract for Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd.

Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd. part of the Weir Power & Industrial Division, is pleased to announce it has won a six figure repeat order for its Batley Butterfly Valves (BV) 22000 series from British Energy. The new order follows on from the successful development and delivery, in only 20 weeks, of a solution specifically developed for British Energy.

The BV 22000 valves are destined for Heysham 2 Nuclear Power Station, near Morecambe in the UK, where they have been installing Polyethylene pipe work within the Reactor Sea Water System.

The new pipe work is being installed to reduce the effects of corrosion within the reactor cooling system and support increased pipe work life, and part of the work involves using BV 22000 valves to replace existing valves.

The BV 22000 valves were manufactured using Super Duplex stainless steel which gives better strength and corrosion resistance than conventional 300 and 400 series stainless steels, particularly on ambient sea water applications. Mike Craddock, System Health Engineer for Steam & Rotating Plant for Heysham 2 Power Station said, “We are extremely pleased not only with the performance of the BV 22000 valves but also with Weir Valves & Controls UK’s ability to develop, manufacture and deliver the valves in only 20 weeks, which was a key requirement.”

Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd, based in Elland, West Yorkshire, has a long established relationship with British Energy. Sales & Marketing Director at Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd., Peter O’Reilly commented, “The recent multi-million pound investment in the new facility in Elland has allowed the company to significantly cut lead times, which means we can deliver all our valves within a 20 – 36 week schedule. This is proving to be a major benefit to many of our customers.”

Heysham 2 is capable of supplying over 1.5 million homes - enough electricity to keep three cities the size of Liverpool supplied during peak loading hour.

About Weir Power & Industrial Division

Weir Power & Industrial Division delivers end-to-end, whole plant solutions for all nuclear power, fossil fuel, renewable energy and industrial activities. The company specialises in providing products and services that enhance efficiencies and reduce downtime at power and industrial plants around the globe. Its portfolio of internationally accredited pump equipment and safety critical valve products is complemented by a comprehensive range of engineering service solutions.

For further information about Weir Power & Industrial visit

Tel: +44 (0)1422 282000

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 9

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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