SOURCE: Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company

April 12, 2012 11:27 ET

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Partners With URS and RIZZO to Provide Seismic, Flood, External Hazard Evaluation & PRA Services

Serving Emerging and New Regulatory Requirements

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2012) - Curtiss-Wright Flow Control's business unit, Scientech, has reached an agreement with URS Corporation and with Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc. (RIZZO) to jointly provide seismic, flooding, other external hazard evaluation and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Services to the US commercial nuclear power market. These world-class organizations are working together to provide utilities with quality solutions to emerging needs and new regulatory requirements.

"Our core commercial nuclear power business has always been focused on helping to keep operating reactors running safely and reliably," said David Linton, President, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "With these agreements, we are well positioned to address emerging opportunities as they develop to provide our customers solutions that offer them ever increasing levels of safety and reliability."

With full deterministic and PRA capability and capacity to address all external hazards, including hazard characterization, plant capability/fragility and plant response modeling, the Scientech/URS/RIZZO team can respond to current and future needs. These needs include responding to Post-Fukushima NRC requests for seismic, external flooding and other external challenges.

PRA is used to assess the risk significance of beyond design basis challenges to support risk informed decisions. It determines what can happen, what the consequences are and what the associated frequencies are. For more than 25 years, Scientech has been an industry leader in PRA services. Its staff of 37 experts has extensive experience in performing all aspects of PRA analyses for US and international nuclear power plants.

About Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control (CWFC) specializes in the design and manufacture of highly engineered valves, pumps, motors, generators, electronics and related products for the commercial nuclear power industry, oil and gas processing facilities, a range of critical national defense programs and the industrial controls market. CWFC's innovative, high performance products are installed on submarines and aircraft carriers owned by the US Navy and set the standard for safety, quality and reliability in the operation of power plants and other industrial sites worldwide. Based in Falls Church, VA, the company has more than 3,500 employees worldwide and is the Flow Control operating segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation headquartered in Parsippany, NJ. For more information, visit www.cwfc.com.

About Scientech

Scientech, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, is a global provider of commercial nuclear power safety and risk analyses, instrumentation, safety-related electrical components, specialty hardware, reactor and steam generator equipment and services, process control systems, and proprietary database solutions aimed at improving safety, plant performance and reliability as well as reducing costs. Obsolescence support is provided for instrumentation, electrical and mechanical hardware for both nuclear and fossil fuel power plant equipment no longer supported by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. It also supports utilities with specialized analysis and licensing, technical consulting and engineering solutions to assist in modernizing plants, improving operating efficiency and responding to regulatory requirements. Scientech is headquartered in Idaho Falls, ID. For more information, visit http://scientech.cwfc.com.

About URS
URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has approximately 46,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 50 countries (www.urs.com).

About RIZZO
RIZZO is an award-winning, highly focused firm specializing in all aspects of the civil engineering and earth sciences fields for nuclear power plants, dams, mining and tunneling markets. For over a quarter century, RIZZO has worked around the world on unique, challenging and technically demanding projects. RIZZO provides Seismic, Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental and Hydrological Engineering services for a variety of power plants, dams and specialty structures. For more information, visit www.rizzoassoc.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sharon L. Dey
    Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company
    Email Contact
    703-286-2011

    Jim Chapman
    Scientech
    Email Contact
    407-536-5338