BWXT Awarded CA$18.6 Million Contract for Nuclear Power Plant Tube Fabrication
3 February 2018
BWX Technologies, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. has been awarded a CA$18.6 million, four-year contract to manufacture zircaloy-4 seamless tubes for Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN), which operates the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania.
“This contract is an important win for us because it demonstrates BWXT’s international competiveness in the CANDU segment,” said John MacQuarrie, President of BWXT Canada Ltd. and BWXT NEC. “We have decades of experience in producing tubing that meets the nuclear industry’s rigorous requirements, and we are proud to be supplying our high-quality product to SNN.”
The zircaloy-4 seamless tubes are used in the production of CANDU® fuel at the Nuclear Fuel Factory located in Mioveni, Arges District, Romania, subsidiary of Nuclearelectrica. The zircaloy-4 seamless tubes will be produced at BWXT’s Arnprior, Ontario tubing operation. BWXT has been producing tubes for CANDU® fuel for over 40 years and is a qualified supplier to Canadian and international markets.
BWXT NEC, a subsidiary of BWXT Canada Ltd., has more than 60 years of extensive experience and innovation in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel channel components, services, equipment and parts for the CANDU® nuclear power industry. This includes designing and supplying highly reliable nuclear equipment to fuel, inspect and refurbish reactors. BWXT NEC employs approximately 350 skilled employees at three locations in Ontario: Peterborough, Toronto and Arnprior. Learn more at www.nec.bwxt.com.