Curtiss-Wright has signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Company LLC to provide reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) for up to four AP1000TM Generation III+ commercial nuclear power plants or a total of 32 RCPs.
Further, Curtiss-Wright has received purchase orders, valued in excess of US$300 million, to supply the first 24 domestic AP1000 RCPs. These will be used in Westinghouse’s AP1000 design reactors, which will produce 1,100 megawatts each.
“This landmark agreement is the largest commercial power order in Curtiss-Wright’s history and signals that the domestic nuclear power renaissance is underway,” said Curtiss-Wright Chairman and CEO Martin Benante. “Nuclear power is increasingly recognized as a clean, reliable and economic source of electricity that will help build US energy independence at a time when it is needed more than ever. We have developed numerous advanced technologies for the global nuclear market and we are proud to be a significant and critical player in building the safest and most advanced nuclear power plants in the world.”