RILLINGTON-based cable cleat manufacturer Ellis has secured a second major contract from firms constructing a new nuclear power plant in China.

Emperor cable cleats and Pro Tect cable straps designed and manufactured in Ryedale will be installed in the Areva European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) plant currently being constructed in the Guangdong province.

The order was placed a the start of the second phase of the Taishan Nuclear Power Project, which is a joint venture between EDF and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group.

Tony Conroy, Ellis’ export sales director, said: "Even after the success of the phase one specification, receiving a repeat order for phase two was far from simple.

“A huge emphasis has been placed on the various contractors to source local products, and so it felt like a huge victory to overturn this directive and once again see British products being specified for installation in a major Chinese development."

The Taishan reactor is the third nuclear power station to be built using Areva’s 1,750 megawatt EPR and it is the second time Areva has used Ellis’ products to secure electrical cables at a nuclear plant.

The very first specification from Areva was for its OL3 reactor in Finland in 2009, and was followed in 2013 by the first phase order for the Taishan prohject.

The order for Taishan was specified through Ellis’ Hong Kong distributor, Wang Yip Hong (J&P) Ltd.