Rolls-Royce to provide technical consultancy in support of Turkey’s industrial nuke capability development project
ISTANBULRolls-Royce has said it has been selected as the technical consultant to ITUNOVA Technology Transfer Office (TTO) for a needs analysis project to assess and identify the developmental activities required to establish a nuclear supply chain in Turkey.
The project is conducted by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) and funded by the Turkish Economy Ministry. ITUNOVA TTO leads the consortium, which includes Rolls-Royce and STM, a governmental technology consultancy company, the company said in a statement on March 8.
The consortium will conduct the six-month project.
A key enabler will be the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology (AMTC), an initiative led by Turkey’s Science Industry & Technology Ministry with the co-operation of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in agreement with the ministries for defense, energy and natural resources and transportation.
AMTC will initially focus on aerospace and nuclear industrial capability development, it added.
The consortium will conduct an analysis on the existing Turkish industrial capability, benchmarking it against capabilities of leading nuclear markets. The analysis will provide a fact based assessment of how competitive the Turkish suppliers are, and how they could position themselves better for the Turkish and global markets, according to the statement.
Rolls-Royce’s responsibility in the project is to be the industrial lead and will be working with partners to deliver a technical gap analysis of the participating companies and provide them advice on areas for improvement to become competitive players in the nuclear market, the company said.
“For more than 40 years we have designed, engineered, manufactured and supplied custom equipment for new build projects and operations reactors around the world. We have deep nuclear experience and we are pleased to be given this opportunity to share our knowledge with Turkish businesses, who we hope could work with in the future,” Rich Everett, an operations executive at Rolls-Royce, said.
Rolls-Royce became a founding industry partner of Turkey’s Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre (AMTC) in October 2015.