NETPark’s Kromek signs £1.7m deal with government agency

NETPark-based Kromek Group has announced a new contract worth £1.7million with a government-linked company, days after deploying its nuclear detection devices to protect world leaders during the NATO summit.

The new contract with a UK government agency will run for four years and covers the supply of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection products and services.

Dr. Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: “We are delighted to have received this new contract from this long-time customer. This speaks to the value they place on our products and the nature of our CBRN activities.

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“In light of recent reports of unrest at the Chernobyl site and the battle around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the global community is aware of the immediate nuclear dangers. These result from both damaged infrastructure and the growing threat of dirty bombs made from radioactive waste.

“Consequently, governments are increasingly expected to step up their extensive surveillance to be able to provide early warning of the presence of nuclear material.

“Kromek products are at the forefront of the world in providing this capability, as evidenced by their deployment at events such as NATO in Brussels.”

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

His work covers the medical security and industrial markets. Kromek provides its customers with sensing components to enable better detection of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, contamination in industrial manufacturing and explosives in aviation environments.

In CBRN, Kromek’s compact, portable and high performance radiation detectors are mainly used to protect critical infrastructure and urban environments against the threat of “dirty bombs”.

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