Analogue safety control systems
for the UK Hinkley Point C EPR project

Since 2010, TechnicAtome, its subsidiary ARCYS and Framatome have been jointly developing the "UNICORN" class 1 analogue safety control platform that meets the UK’s safety and licensing requirements.

Hinkley Point C is the first application of this platform, used as a diversified safety system for protection of the reactor and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Le projet EPR UK​

EDF construit deux nouveaux EPR en Angleterre, à Hinkley point, qui auront chacun la capacité de produire 1600MW d'électricité | ©EDF Energy
Main services:
  • Design and engineering of emergency control systems for protection of the reactor and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, including qualification and testing.
  • Fabrication, assembly and wiring with ARCYS, of over 7,000 modules for each reactor.

Main stages:

  • 2011 : design of the UNICORN platform begins
  • 2017 : start of Hinkley Point C basic design studies
  • 2018 : platform qualification ends
  • 2019 : start of manufacturing
  • 2022 : on-site delivery (unit 1)
  • 2023 : on-site delivery (unit 2)