The company secured its first order in the Chinese nuclear market.

Graham president and chief executive officer James R Lines said the company has secured the third order within the past two months for oil refining capacity investments in China, marking what it believes is a continued high level of confidence in its brand.

"Of significance is our entrance into the nuclear energy industry in China, which is expected to expand significantly over the next ten years," Lines added.

"The four nuclear energy reactors currently under construction in China are well advanced in their procurement cycle for critical equipment."

Under the contract, Graham will supply ejector systems, to be built at its Batavia operation, for four under construction Chinese nuclear energy facilities.

Another deal is for the delivery of an ejector system with liquid ring vacuum pumps to be installed in an existing Chinese oil refinery to double its capacity.

Graham will complete the delivery of the orders before 31 March 2013.