Curtiss-Wright wins contracts to support US Navy programmes

29 July 2020 (Last Updated July 29th, 2020 15:59)

US-based Curtiss-Wright has won contracts worth more than $220m to provide support to US Navy submarine and aircraft carrier programmes.

Curtiss-Wright wins contracts to support US Navy programmes
Curtiss-Wright has won contracts to deliver propulsion valves for the US Navy’s submarine and aircraft carrier programmes. Credit: US DOD graphic by Ron Stern. (RELEASED)

US-based Curtiss-Wright has won contracts worth more than $220m to provide support to US Navy submarine and aircraft carrier programmes.

Under the contracts, the company will provide propulsion values, pumps, and advanced instrumentation and control systems for a Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine, and Ford-class aircraft carrier programmes.

Bechtel Plant Machinery (BPMI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) awarded the contracts to Curtiss-Wright to support ship construction, spare parts, and submarine back-fit procurements.

Work under the contract will be performed at Curtiss-Wright’s facilities in New York and Pennsylvania by its defense and power segments.

Engineering and manufacturing work has commenced and is expected to continue until 2024.

Curtiss-Wright chairman and CEO David C Adams said: “Curtiss-Wright is proud to have been awarded these important naval defence contracts, building upon our long-standing relationship with the US Nuclear Navy and reflecting our ongoing support of these critical naval defence platforms, which continue to receive strong Congressional support.

“We look forward to delivering the most advanced, reliable and vital technologies and remain well-positioned to benefit from the continued expansion of our US naval fleet.”

In August 2019, Curtiss-Wright received contracts to provide propulsion valves for the US Navy’s Columbia-class and Virginia-class submarine programmes.

The contracts, valued at more than $80m, were awarded by BPMI and GDEB.

In November 2019, Curtiss-Wright agreed to acquire 901D Holdings for $132m.