NETPark-based Kromek Group has announced a new contract worth £1.7m from a Government-related company, days after its nuclear-detection devices were deployed to protect world-leaders at the NATO summit.

The new contract with a UK Government agency will be delivered over four years and is for the provision of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection products and services.

Dr Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: “We are pleased to have received this new contract from this long-standing customer. It is testament to the value that they place on our products and the nature of our CBRN business.

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“In light of the recent reports of turmoil at the Chernobyl site and in the battle over Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the global community is alive to immediate nuclear dangers. These emerge both from damaged infrastructure and the growing threat of dirty bombs being manufactured using radioactive waste.

“Consequently, governments are increasingly expected to enhance their wide area monitoring to be able to provide early warning of the presence of nuclear material.

“Kromek products are world-leading in delivering this capability, demonstrated by their deployment at events such as NATO in Brussels."

The 30 NATO heads of state had gathered for an emergency summit to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Part of the security infrastructure deployed to protect the allies included D3S-ID radiation detectors, manufactured by engineers at the County Durham technology company, which has manufacturing operations in the UK and US.

Its work covers the medical security and industrial markets. Kromek provides its customers with detector components to enable better detection of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s, contamination in industrial manufacture and explosives in aviation settings.

In CBRN, Kromek’s compact, handheld, high-performance radiation detectors are primarily used to protect critical infrastructure and urban environments from the threat of ‘dirty bombs’.


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