The contract will involve the design, manufacture and installation of equipment for the controlled injection of carbonyl sulphide (COS) gas into the coolant systems of Torness Power Station’s two Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGR).
The programme will be led by Ultra’s business near
Chris Binsley, nuclear systems director at Ultra Electronics, said: ‘The company already supplies high integrity plant protection equipment and in-core monitoring systems. This contract extends Ultra’s reach into high pressure gas systems in the nuclear industry by building on existing skills in the business.’
The news of the contract follows Ultra Electronics’ recent $31.6m (£21.1m) acquisition of Weed Instrument, a manufacturer of instrumentations for civil nuclear industries in the North American market.
Weed is based in Round Rock near
Ultra has concentrated its nuclear systems activities, both military and civil, in its Information & Power Systems division. Weed will be an addition to this division and will report to the group’s Advanced Tactical Systems business, also based in
Douglas Caster, chief executive of Ultra, said: ‘Ultra has specialised skills and domain knowledge relating to the sensors and control systems that are required for the safe operation of modern nuclear reactors.
‘This is a rising market in both the UK and North America – money must be spent on replacing and upgrading existing systems while creating the capability to support future new builds. This acquisition gives Ultra a strong market position both sides of the