Ultra Electronics Holdings plc
(“Ultra” or “the Group”)
Ultra awarded £16.1m contract from EDF Energy for the manufacture and support of nuclear reactor instrumentation.
Ultra Electronics has announced that its Nuclear Control Systems business in Dorset has been awarded a £16.1m contract for the supply of specialist instrumentation by EDF Energy.
Under this contract Ultra will manufacture and support safety-critical nuclear reactor instrumentation for use in EDF Energy’s current UK nuclear power stations. This is the first contract to benefit from Ultra’s recent investment in a new state-of-the-art nuclear instrumentation manufacturing facility.
Paul Garrad, Head of Supply Chain Nuclear Generation, EDF Energy stated: “EDF Energy recognise that true collaboration is critical to the achievement of our strategic goals. Ultra has worked closely with us to understand our challenges and to create innovative solutions. This strategic partnership will help deliver our long term objectives and provides lifetime support for our reactors.”
Ultra’s continued investment in this niche sector, coupled with its on-going research into advanced detector technologies and commitment to grow and develop its teams of qualified and experienced personnel, will support Ultra’s enduring contribution to this important partnership..
Ultra is a strategic supplier of nuclear qualified instrumentation and control systems to key nuclear plant manufacturers and operators around the world. It currently supplies safety based equipment to 113 reactors in 16 countries. The contract further reinforces Ultra’s position as a strategic supplier to EDF Energy and extends collaboration on high integrity plant protection and in-core monitoring systems.
Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra, commented:
“This contract underlines Ultra’s position in the supply of safety critical instrumentation & control to the global nuclear industry. Through our continuing strategic relationship we are delighted to support EDF Energy with ourproven range of specialist capabilities and technologies.”
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