BATAVIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Graham Corporation (NYSE: GHM), a global business that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the oil refining, petrochemical, power and defense industries, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Newport News Shipbuilding to supply steam surface condensers for the CVN-80 aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise. The contract size is undisclosed. A portion of the contract was previously recognized in Graham sales and the remainder is expected to be recognized over the next four fiscal years. Consolidated orders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were approximately $43.5 million, including the remainder of this CVN-80 order. Fiscal 2018 full year orders were $112 million.
James R. Lines, Graham’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to be selected as the supplier of surface condensers for CVN-80. Securing this work is a testament to the capabilities of our workforce and our strong performance on the CVN-79 contract. It reflects the trust that the shipyard and U.S. Navy have in our project management, cost control, stringent quality discipline, large component fabrication and schedule adherence capabilities.”
He added, “Strong order levels in our fiscal 2018 third and fourth quarters, which total $84 million, established a strong foundation as we enter fiscal 2019. The order environment has indeed improved compared with the second half of fiscal 2017 and the first half of fiscal 2018. As we proceed through fiscal 2019, we anticipate both strong and soft bookings quarters. Given our current backlog and outlook, we anticipate delivering significant year-on-year sales growth over fiscal 2018.”
ABOUT GRAHAM CORPORATION
Graham is a global business that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the energy, defense and chemical/petrochemical industries. Energy markets include oil refining, cogeneration, nuclear and alternative power. For the defense industry, the Company’s equipment is used in nuclear propulsion power systems for the U.S. Navy. Graham’s global brand is built upon world-renowned engineering expertise in vacuum and heat transfer technology, responsive and flexible service and unsurpassed quality. Graham designs and manufactures custom-engineered ejectors, vacuum pumping systems, surface condensers and vacuum systems. Graham is also a leading nuclear code accredited fabrication and specialty machining company. Graham supplies components used inside reactor vessels and outside containment vessels of nuclear power facilities. Graham’s equipment can also be found in other diverse applications such as metal refining, pulp and paper processing, water heating, refrigeration, desalination, food processing, pharmaceutical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Graham’s reach spans the globe and its equipment is installed in facilities from North and South America to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Graham routinely posts news and other important information on its website, www.graham-mfg.com, where additional comprehensive information on Graham Corporation and its subsidiaries can be found.
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