Curtiss-Wright Corporation, a specialty designer and manufacturer of flow-control devices, has a series of new contracts from several OEMs to supply valves for the U.S. Navy's Virginia-Class submarines, Ford-class nuclear aircraft carriers, and nuclear propulsion training units. The latter are technical schools operated by the U.S. Navy to train naval personnel and civilians to operate and maintain shipboard nuclear power plants for ships and submarines.

The Parsippany, N.J.-based company noted the new contracts carry of value of approximately $50 million. Engineering and manufacturing will begin immediately, continuing through 2017.

The Curtiss-Wright Flow Control division designs valves, pumps, motors, generators, electronics and related products for the commercial nuclear-power industry, oil-and-gas plants, various national defense programs and the industrial controls market.

The new contacts were assigned by Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., NAVSUP Mechanicsburg, and General Dynamics Electric Boat. The Curtiss-Wright Flow Control plant in East Farmingdale, N.Y. will perform the work to complete the contracts.

"We are very pleased to have been awarded these contracts, which continue Curtiss-Wright's long-standing relationships and ongoing support for U.S. naval defense programs," stated Curtis-Wright president and CEO David C. Adams.

"These platforms remain critically important to our national defense and our continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives have supported the U.S. Navy in its efforts to contain costs while providing the critical resources required by our armed services,” Adams added.