Babcock & Wilcox Wins New Naval Reactor Business

July 16, 2012

The Babcock & Wilcox Company reports that its subsidiary, B&W Nuclear Operations Group Inc. has three new contracts from the U.S. Naval Reactors Program to develop and manufacture products in support of U.S. Navy training operations and other naval nuclear-related programs. It’s the second large assignment this month for the B&W NOG subsidiary from the Navy group: previously, it recorded two orders totaling $82 million to manufacture steam-generating components for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.

B&W NOG produces all types of nuclear components and offers a full range of services required for the U.S. Navy’s nuclear vessels, including manufacturing of nuclear reactor components for submarines and aircraft carriers, and other nuclear and non-nuclear R&D and component production. The subsidiary has over 3,900 employees at operations in Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and a subsidiary company in Tennessee.

“B&W NOG is pleased to continue its support of the U.S. Naval Reactors Program with these three new contracts,” stated Peyton S. Baker, president of the B&W subsidiary. “We realize the important role that B&W NOG’s unique development and manufacturing capabilities play in supporting the men and women who serve aboard the U.S. Navy’s fleet.”

The Babcock & Wilcox Company designs machines and systems, and offers services, used in nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets; it also offers advanced technology and services for defense programs.

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Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)