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BWX Technologies subsidiary awarded five-year contract

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Lynchburg-based BWX Technologies Inc. announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary, BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC), has been awarded a five-year contract worth $34 million in Canadian dollars to supply seven primary heat transport motors to the electric company Bruce Power.

The motors are part of Bruce Power’s program that will extend the life of six of its nuclear reactors in Ontario.

The primary heat transport motors are required to drive the main circulating pumps used to push heavy water through the reactor core into the steam generators.

The scope of the contract includes the project management, engineering and manufacturing of seven 11,000 horsepower motors. Work on the contract will begin immediately, with the first motor scheduled to be delivered to Bruce Power in mid-2018.

Bruce Power supplies 30 percent of Ontario’s electricity. Extending the operational life of the Bruce Power units to 2064 is expected to create and sustain 22,000 direct and indirect jobs every year, creating $4 billion in annual economic benefit.

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