Millstone nuclear power plant (Photo: Dominion Energy)General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a contract from Dominion Energy to deliver radiation monitoring systems for unit 3 of the Millstone Power Station in Connecticut, USA. 

GA-EMS will manufacture and deliver radiation monitoring systems, including process and area monitors, to replace all installed radiation monitoring systems throughout the Millstone plant. The systems are designed and manufactured in the USA and comply with the highest standards for safety and quality.

“When faced with the challenge of replacing obsolete systems, we were pleased that Dominion Energy selected our radiation monitoring systems to upgrade and modernise their Millstone Unit 3 plant,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

“We offer expertise in customising and delivering fully qualified monitoring and detection systems to meet specific plant requirements, while minimising the impact replacing legacy systems might have on the plant’s operations. We also provide uninterrupted customer service, so that plants like Millstone have the support and parts they need to maintain each system and ensure continuous operation for a lifetime of service.”

The Millstone nuclear power station comprises two pressurised water reactors with a combined installed capacity of 2200MWe. The two units provide around 47% of Connecticut's electricity, Dominion Energy says on its website.

Photo: Millstone nuclear power station in Connecticut (Credit: Dominion Energy)