01 August 2012
Governor McDonnell is pleased to join The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), one of America’s foremost developers of clean energy technology, in announcing the opening of the B&W mPowerTM Fuel Technology Center (FTC), an advanced nuclear fuel fabrication technology development facility in Lynchburg, VA. B&W’s Fuel Technology Center in Lynchburg will bring a dozen new direct jobs to the region, and benefit the local economy by fabricating most of the custom equipment for the facility locally. Importantly, it will help lay the foundation for significant potential investment and job growth in Virginia in the future, to serve both the U.S. and global energy markets. Senior Economic Advisor Bob Sledd represented Governor McDonnell at the official opening ceremony.
The centre marks the third major development in Virginia related to B&W’s small modular reactor (SMR) program since 2010, including a dedicated design facility and Integrated Systems Test (IST) facility.
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