BWXT lands more US naval nuclear propulsion work

The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised contract options with BWXT Nuclear Operations Group for work on the naval nuclear reactor components production.

This modification brought the value of the contract to $784 million. BWXT said new contracts valued at approximately $11 million were also awarded.

Activity under these contracts is already underway. A variety of manufacturing and material procurement activities will be performed under these contracts that will primarily support Ford-class carrier construction and Virginia-class submarine construction.

BWXT’s facilities in Lynchburg, Va.; Barberton and Euclid, Ohio; and Mount Vernon, Ind. will perform this work over the next several years.

“We appreciate the U.S. Navy’s continued trust in BWXT to provide the propulsion systems for a crucial element of the nation’s security,” said Rex D. Geveden, BWXT’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We take immense pride in helping to ensure that the country’s submarines and aircraft carriers are powered for deployment all around the globe.”

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