Sensonics protecting nuclear power plant in UAE
Condition monitoring specialists SENSONICS are continuing to fly the flag for UK engineering following continued success in securing significant export contracts. In fact, Sensonics are the only British instrumentation manufacturing company involved in the US$30 billion project, the first nuclear power station to be built in the United Arab Emirates. The contract, for over 1,500 protection channels, is for the supply of the highly successful G3 machinery protection system, monitoring the vibration, thrust and speed of the BOP equipment on all four units at the Barakah Power Plant in the UAE.
In the last five years Sensonics has been very successful in reaching out to overseas markets such as China, Korea and India and after a bid process of several years was delighted to be awarded the high profile contract by the Korea Electric Power Corporation.
This major overseas contract is another example of Sensonics’ commitment to developing the most innovative and effective solutions for vibration, position and speed instrumentation for critical machine condition monitoring applications in power generation, petrochemical, paper production and process manufacturing industries around the world.
Source: Sensonics Ltd.
New gas discovery off India’s east coast
Located 62 kilometres from the coast in the Cauvery Basin, it is the second gas discovery in the deepwater block CY-DWN-2001/2.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), flagship company of Reliance Group – with businesses in the energy and materials value chain – conducted a drill test earlier this month to evaluate the potential of the discovery, with reports claiming it could produce as much as 15 million standard cubic metres of gas per day.
Source: Energy Live News
Reactor powered up on first ‘made in India’ nuclear sub
A Russian Akula-class sub in Brest harbor, western France, in 2004. The INS Arihant is said to be based on this Cold War design.
India has activated the reactor aboard the INS Arihant, believed to be the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine designed and built outside the Cold War “nuclear club.”
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the event a “giant stride in … our indigenous technological capabilities.”
It’s the first nuclear-powered submarine built in India and the first such vessel constructed by a country other than the United States, U.K., France, Russia or China.
Box project will help clean-up Sellafield and grow economy
A huge procurement programme to produce thousands of high integrity stainless steel boxes to house radioactive waste at Sellafield was launched today.
Sellafield Ltd has released a pre-qualification questionnaire, a major step in the process to find two manufacturers for an initial quantity of 2,200 three metre cubed boxes to store waste retrieved from the historic ponds and silos at the Cumbrian nuclear site.
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