Curtiss-Wright Corporation recently announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of USD $80 million to provide valves for the US Navy’s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division to support ship construction and spare parts procurement. Contracts include FY16 orders for two ship sets of submarine propulsion plant valves, a FY16 order for aircraft carrier propulsion plant valves, and the balance of the funding for the Virginia-class submarine Block IV Ship Service Ball valve contract awarded in 2014.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded these important naval defense contracts, which continue Curtiss-Wright’s long-standing relationships and ongoing support of US naval defense programs,” said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “These platforms are critical to our national defense and, as such, Congress continues to support their production. Further, our process improvement programs and focus on continuous innovation reinforce the US Navy’s cost and delivery targets, supporting the fleet readiness commitments for both platforms. Since the inception of nuclear powered ships, Curtiss-Wright’s commitment to providing the most advanced and reliable technologies has ensured our continued participation in these significant defense programs.”