BWX Technologies, Inc announced Thursday two contracts worth $3.1 billion awarded by the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components and fuel.
The reactor components contracts were awarded to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., and the naval nuclear fuel contracts were awarded to Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.. Approximately $1.2 billion of this award has been received in 2016, with the bulk of the remaining contract awards expected to be received in 2017 and 2018, subject to annual Congressional appropriations.
A variety of naval nuclear reactor manufacturing activities will be performed at BWXT NOG under these contracts that will primarily support Ford-class carrier construction, Nimitz-class carrier refueling, Virginia-class submarine construction, and preliminary Ohio-class submarine replacement work.
At NFS, the primary scope of work includes the manufacture and delivery of fuel and support activities for the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, as well as development of material for future Naval Reactors programs.
The reactor component work to be completed under these contracts will be conducted at BWXT’s locations in Lynchburg, Va.; Barberton and Euclid, Ohio; and Mount Vernon, Ind. The fuel work will be conducted at NFS in Erwin, Tenn.
“We look forward to providing the critical nuclear components and fuel that power the Navy’s submarines and aircraft carriers and help keep the United States and its allies safe,” said Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker, BWXT’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The awards of these contracts demonstrate the continued reliability placed on BWXT to execute this important work for the U.S. Government in a safe and cost-effective manner”.