Curtiss-Wright to deliver $80M worth of ship valves to US Navy

Curtiss-Wright, an American company manufacturing industry valves, has landed contracts to deliver a total of $80 million worth of valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers.

The company announced June 22 that the awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division to support ship construction and spare parts procurement.

The contracts include fiscal year 16 (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.

David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, said: “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 U.S. Navy’s cost and delivery targets, supporting the fleet readiness commitments for both platforms.”

The company said it was already performing the work at its Valve Group facility in East Farmingdale, New York. Engineering and manufacturing commenced and will continue through 2020.