Ultra Energy's nuclear heritage
Ultra Energy’s nuclear expertise traces back to Plessey’s nucleonics division, which was founded in 1953. That division’s design authority and IP in neutron monitoring and protection systems became an asset of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. This later passed into Winfrith Safety Systems, which was acquired by Ultra in 2006 and whose 50 years’ experience across a range of nuclear safety systems formed the basis of Ultra Energy.
In 2008, Ultra Energy grew its capabilities further with the acquisitions of Siemens Radmon and NS&PI (Weed Instruments). These acquisitions strengthened our offer in radiation monitoring, including in military nuclear applications, and provided 50 years of experience in nuclear qualified temperature and pressure sensors, as well as an international installed base.
Lab Impex Systems’ strengths in radiation detection across health physics, air monitoring and stack effluent discharge systems were added to Ultra Energy’s already significant solutions portfolio when the company was acquired by Ultra in 2014.
Today, thanks to these acquisitions and continuous in-house R&D successes, our technology has a role in maintaining the safety of nearly all the UK’s civil and military nuclear facilities, is installed in 80% of US nuclear power stations and is in operation in numerous nuclear sites across the world.