Ellis works on Areva European Pressurised Reactor, in Guangdong

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A CLEAT maker whose products fasten industrial components has secured a deal to work on a major Chinese nuclear power plant.

Ellis, which employs about 50 workers in Rillington, near Scarborough, is sending cable cleats and cable straps to the Areva European Pressurised Reactor factory (AEPR) in China's Guangdong province.

Its cable cleats are designed to restrain cables and can withstand forces generated in a short circuit.

The AEPR plant is part of the Taishan Nuclear Power Project, a joint venture between EDF and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, and it is the second time Areva has used Ellis' products to secure electrical cables at a nuclear plant.

Tony Conroy, Ellis’ export sales director, said: “Our first specification for Areva was for a reactor in Finland in 2009, and was secured as a result of our proven technical expertise and excellent industrial references.

“Our reputation has grown and we are now viewed as the global cable cleat experts.

“That standing is underscored by our willingness to put our products through project specific testing, which means they are tried, tested and proven to work prior to being installed.”

Earlier this year, Ellis sent cable cleats to the Zawtika Development, off the coast of Myanmar, in south-east Asia, to help build living quarters on an offshore platform.

Its cleats have also been used on RWE Npower Renewables' £1.7bn Gwynt y Mor wind farm, off the North Wales coast.

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