ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (“Williams” or “the Company”) (OTC:WLMS), a general and specialty construction and maintenance services company, today announced its operations in Canada has formed a joint venture with BWXT Canada Ltd. (“BWXT”), a business unit of BWX Technologies, Inc. The joint venture was established to combine each company’s strengths for supporting the Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station life extension program, the goal of which is to extend the life of the site to 2064.
Kelly Powers, Senior Vice President, Operations – Power for Williams, commented, “Expanding our skills into Canada is a key component of our growth strategy. BWXT is a significant partner for us. They bring design and field engineering expertise, as well as manufacturing capabilities, quality assurance and control, while our project management and controls combined with field supervision and craft labor complete the offering. We appreciate their vote of confidence, and the opportunity to partner with them in pursuit of the measurable amount of project work to be accomplished at this facility. We have accomplished much this year and we believe that this joint venture is a testament to our ability to execute in the early stages of our growth strategy.”
Jointly, BWXT and Williams will respond to requests for proposals for a variety of nuclear plant projects, including maintenance, asset management, outage, on-line work and major component replacement for the eight unit nuclear generating station in Tiverton, Ontario, which was recently granted a 10-year renewal of its operating license.
About BWXT Canada Ltd.
BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has over 60 years of expertise and experience in the design, manufacturing, commissioning and service of nuclear power generation equipment. Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, BWXT Canada has approximately 1,250 employees at locations in Cambridge, Peterborough, Toronto, Owen Sound and Arnprior, Ontario. BWXT Canada is a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT). BWXT is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, fuel and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. Learn more at www.BWXT.com.
Williams Industrial Services Group (formerly known as Global Power Equipment Group) has been safely helping plant owners and operators enhance asset value for more than 50 years. The Company provides a broad range of general and specialty construction, maintenance and modification, and plant management support services to the nuclear, hydro and fossil power generation, pulp and paper, refining, petrochemical and other process and manufacturing industries. Williams’ mission is to be the preferred provider of construction, maintenance, and specialty services through commitment to superior safety performance, focus on innovation, and dedication to delivering unsurpassed value to its customers.
Additional information can be found at www.wisgrp.com.
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