LYNCHBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised contract options with BWXT subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) totaling more than $151 million for fuel manufacture, development activities and decommissioning work in support of the nation’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers.
The contract options were awarded in the fourth quarter of 2017. Work under these contracts has already commenced, and the vast majority of it will be completed during the remainder of 2018.
Joel W. Duling, NFS President, said, “Our employees work hard every day to ensure the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered fleet has fuel of the highest quality to successfully achieve its missions around the world.”
NFS has been the sole manufacturer of nuclear fuel for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and submarines for decades. The company employs a workforce of approximately 1,000 people, including long-term contractors and security personnel.
Forward Looking Statements
BWXT cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the performance, timing, impact and value, to the extent contract value can be viewed as an indicator of future revenues, of the naval nuclear propulsion options and any additional contract and/or option awards. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, modification or termination of the contract and delays. If one or more of these or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expressed. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see BWXT’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BWXT cautions not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law.
Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) 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. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com.