China Fire & Security Group, Inc. has been awarded a $10 million contract to supply fire detection systems for China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNPEC), a subsidiary of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPG).

The company is contracted to supply its fire detection systems to nuclear island (NI), conventional island (CI) and balance of plant (BOP) at the Taishan plant, which will eventually consist of four 1750MW EPR reactors. China Fire will be fully responsible for all aspects of supplying the systems, from design and manufacturing to installation and maintenance. The work is expected to be complete within three years, or by 2013.

For the NI portion of the contract, China Fire and its partners, will serve as a fire-detection system designer and equipment provider. This part of the contract is valued at approximately $8 million.

Under the CI and BOP portions of the contract, China Fire will serve as a fire-detection equipment provider for various fire-detection products with a total value of some $2 million. It will provide fire-detection products that include recoverable rate-of-rise temperature linear heat detectors, infrared flame detectors, and special infrared flame detectors for explosion-hazard areas.

Chief executive officer of China Fire, Brian Lin, said: “We are very pleased with our record contract win in the nuclear sector, which not only demonstrates our success in the fast-growing nuclear vertical but also further validates our continued efforts to diversify our revenue mix.

“Third generation nuclear power technology such as EPR technology is set to become the mainstream technology used in China over the coming years, so we are particularly pleased to have established a solid foothold in the market,” he added.

China Fire is a leading provider of industrial fire protection systems in China. The company has been working with CNPEC since 2008 and is also in the process of bidding on the corresponding fire-extinguishing contract for the Taishan plant.

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