BWXT Receives $795M Award for Naval Nuclear Reactor Components

Highly complex and classified nuclear reactors power the Navy’s most formidable vessels. (Image Credit: US Navy)
Highly complex and classified nuclear reactors power the Navy’s most formidable vessels. (Image Credit: US Navy)

The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised contract options with BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, totaling approximately $784 million for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components. New contracts valued at approximately $11 million were also awarded.

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, and activity under these contracts is already underway.

Rex D. Geveden, BWXT President and CEO
Rex D. Geveden, BWXT President and CEO

BWXT’s facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia; Barberton and Euclid, Ohio; and Mount Vernon, Indiana. 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.

BWXT has proudly manufactured naval nuclear components and reactors since the 1950s, when it designed and fabricated components for the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine.

To date, the U.S. government has safely steamed more than 140 million miles using components manufactured by BWXT’s facilities – a track record that is highlighted by our commitment to safety, quality and integrity.

In addition to its work for the U.S. Navy, we also provide nuclear and non-nuclear research and development and specialty components for other high-precision and mission-critical government, commercial and research  application.

“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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BWXT Technologies, is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry.

BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facilities.