B&W wins steam generator contract for TVA's Bellefonte nuclear plant

Source: The Babcock & Wilcox Company

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Canada, Ltd. (B&W Canada), an affiliate of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc., has been notified of a contract award from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to design and manufacture two steam generators for the Bellefonte Unit 1 Plant as a part of the Bellefonte completion project.

The steam generators will be designed and manufactured by B&W Canada and are scheduled to be delivered to the Bellefonte site in 2015, pending a decision by the TVA Board to complete construction of Unit 1. Each weighing approximately 500 tons, the “once-through” steam generators are designed to produce superheated steam to be transported to the turbines for electricity generation. 

“B&W has a long history at Bellefonte, and we are very pleased that TVA selected our steam generator technology to complement the B&W-designed reactor at the plant,” said Chris Mowry, B&W Nuclear Energy, Inc. President. “With over 50 years of experience in nuclear engineering, manufacturing and service, B&W is confident that this project will be successful in helping TVA maintain its commitment to providing clean electricity to its service area.” 

B&W Canada, located in Cambridge, Ontario, has designed and manufactured more than 300 nuclear steam generators for customers worldwide.

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