Chinese contract for Mirion

06 August 2009

US-based Mirion Technologies has been awarded a contract - its largest ever - to supply radiation monitoring systems for ten new nuclear power reactors to be constructed in China.


The Hongyanhe plant will be monitored by Mirion systems
Under the contract, awarded by China Nuclear Power Engineering Co (CNPEC), Mirion will supply ten complete sets of radiation monitoring systems anticipated to be delivered between 2011 and 2013. The systems will be utilised in units at the Hongyanhe site in Liaoning province, the Ningde site in Fujian province and the Yangjiang site in Guangdong province. All the reactors will be of the Chinese CPR1000 design. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.


The systems will include components related to barrier leak control, effluent release monitoring, process operations, post-accident management and radioprotection of workers. The project covers the design, engineering, manufacturing, commissioning and training of all the systems, including several safety-related monitors.


In May, Mirion said it had been awarded a contract to supply over 20 body contamination monitors to the Smolensk and Volgodonsk nuclear power plants in Russia. The previous month the company won a contract to supply process and event monitoring systems to the Ulchin, Shin Kori and Shin Wolsung plants in South Korea.


In February, Mirion was awarded a contract to supply visual systems for the new interim spent fuel storage facility to be constructed at the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania. The same month, the company signed a contract with Canada's Bruce Power for the supply of over 100 whole body monitors.


Mirion was awarded a contract in January by Electricité de France (EdF) to supply 19 of its nuclear power reactors with active neutron dosimeters and readers. Last October, Mirion was awarded the contract to supply the process radiation monitoring systems and the building radiation monitoring system for the France's first EPR reactor, currently under construction at Flamanville.