B&W subsidiary wins RSG order for Argentine nuclear plant
24 August 2010 - Babcock & Wilcox Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Company has been awarded a replacement steam generator (RSG) contract from Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona Sociedad Anonima (IMPSA) as part of a retrofit programme at the Embalse nuclear plant in Argentina.
B&W Canada will design and fabricate key components and provide manufacturing technology for four CANDU RSGs.
IMPSA, which traditionally focuses on renewable energy projects, will then deliver the completed RSGs to the Embalse nuclear plant, which is owned and operated by Nucleoelectrica Argentina, SA. The plant refurbishment is designed to extend the service life of Embalse to beyond 2030.
The work will be performed by B&W Canada's operations in Cambridge, Ontario, which has designed and manufactured more than 300 nuclear steam generators for customers worldwide.
"This contract represents our ongoing commitment to help Argentina meet its demand for power through reliable, safe and clean nuclear energy," said Mike Lees, president, B&W Canada.
"B&W Canada is not only equipped to extend the life of existing plants through nuclear products, services and technology, but also nuclear plant builds of the future."
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