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Ultra awarded £900k life-time extension support contract

Ultra Electronics announces that its Nuclear Control Systems business, based in Wimborne, Dorset, has been awarded a £900k contract by EDF Energy to supply an automated COS (Carbonyl Sulphide) gas injection system at its Dungeness B power station.

Carbon deposition on fuel elements and boiler tubes leads to Heat Transfer Impairment (HTI) which in turn could impact generating capacity. The automated injection of COS (Carbonyl Sulphide) into the reactors has proven to be effective in significantly slowing carbon deposition.

Ultra has already successfully designed & supplied COS Gas Injection Systems to two (Torness & Heysham II) of the UK's seven AGR reactor sites.

Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra, commented:
"I am very pleased that Ultra has been awarded a contract for the manufacture of a third automated COS gas injection system. We have successfully partnered with EDF Energy for over five years on this programme and it continues to demonstrate how the combining of specialist capabilities across the Ultra Group delivers real value to our customers. This is an excellent example of Ultra delivering its strategies for growth by winning and expanding its positions on long-term programmes."