B&W to design, manufacture replacement steam generators for FirstEnergy's Davis-Besse plant

    LYNCHBURG, VA, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Power Generation
Group, Inc. (B&W NPG) is pleased to announce the award of a Replacement Once
Through Steam Generator (ROTSG) contract from FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation
Corp. This announcement is just a week after The Babcock & Wilcox Company
announced that its commercial nuclear generation operations have consolidated
under B&W NPG.
    The ROTSG contract includes the design, fabrication and delivery of two
ROTSGs for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. The work
will be performed by Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. (B&W Canada) in Cambridge,
Ontario, a nuclear arm of B&W NPG. Delivery of the two ROTSGs is scheduled for
    In addition to the Davis-Besse replacement steam generators, B&W Canada
has contracted with Bruce Power to engineer and manufacture eight CANDU
designed replacement steam generators for the Bruce A Nuclear Power Plant,
Unit 3, located in Ontario, Canada. That contract was announced in August
2007. Nuclear steam generators are critical, highly engineered pieces of
equipment that create the steam required for electrical power generation. When
completed these FirstEnergy units will weigh in excess of 450 tons each and
require over five years to design and fabricate.
    "B&W NPG is a company with vision and focus to being a leading provider
of the products and services critical to helping secure the energy needs of
today and tomorrow," said Richard E. Reimels, president of B&W NPG. "We have
the experience and resources for the design, engineering, manufacturing,
construction and field services required to support the current commercial
nuclear fleet, as well as the nuclear plant builds of the future.
    "We are committed to both the nuclear industry and the electric utilities
to be their provider of choice based on our depth of experience and
qualifications, and our proven performance in quality and reliability of
product, service, and safety," said Reimels.
    "We are proud to be awarded this contract that demonstrates B&W Canada's
nuclear experience and technological superiority," said Michael Lees,
president of Babcock & Wilcox Canada. "We are dedicated to providing reliable
replacement steam generators that bear our name. As the second significant
replacement steam generator contract awarded us this year, it is clear that
our capabilities continue to be recognized by the industry."

    Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W NPG) provides
nuclear design, engineering, heavy construction, lab analyses, and field
services to the commercial nuclear industry. B&W NPG is headquartered in
Lynchburg, Va., and is an operating group of The Babcock & Wilcox Company.
B&W NPG is located on the Internet at www.babcock.com.

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Regina W. Carter, Director,
Corporate Communications, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, Va. 24505,
Phone: (434) 522-5158, rwcarter@babcock.com; Yvette Amor, M.E.S., Manager,
Public Relations & Comm., Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd., Cambridge, Ontario,
Phone: (519) 621-2120, ext. 2416, yamor@babcock..com; Steve Stultz, Manager,
Marketing Comm., The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Barberton, Ohio, Phone: (330)
860-6124, sstultz@babcock.com

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