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Rolls-Royce to build reactors as part of £1bn contract

Jobs are expected to be created at the Rolls-Royce plant in Derby Photo: ITV Central

It is being reported that Rolls-Royce will build reactors to power the next generation of Britain's nuclear submarines in Derby.

According to The Sunday Telegraph, a £1billion contract for reactors is expected to be announced by the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond next week, as part of Government plans to replace the Vanguard fleet that carries the Trident nuclear deterrent.

The Defence Secretary has reportedly agreed the deal as part of Government plans to replace the Vanguard fleet. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Part of the money will be used to fund an 11-year refit of the Rolls-Royce plant at Raynesway in Derby, which will carry out the highly-specialised work. The deal is expected to create 300 jobs and more in the factory's supply chain.

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