Babcock & Wilcox, TVA sign contract for Clinch River mPower construction permit Babcock & Wilcox announced that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox mPower and the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed a contract to prepare and support Nuclear Regulatory Commission review of a Construction Permit Application for a B&W mPower small modular reactor nuclear plant at TVA's Clinch River Site in Oak Ridge, Tenn. This contract formalizes the first steps toward the anticipated B&W mPower deployment at Clinch River, as contemplated in TVA's May 2011 Letter of Intent to B&W for the project. It also represents the first definitive milestone in the U.S. Department of Energy's recently initiated SMR Licensing Technical Support Program for commercial demonstration of SMRs by 2022.
BWX Technologies would be M&A fit for Huntington Ingalls, says Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank noted that the planned spin-off of BWX Technologies (BWXT) from Babcock & Wilcox (BWC) is scheduled to be completed this week on July 1, stating that it believes the spun off company is likely to attract the attention of strategic players such as Huntington Ingalls (HII) and General Dynamics (GD). The firm thinks the potential M&A fit looks "most striking" for Huntington and estimates that a deal multiple could reach 10-11X the about $300M in EBITDA at BWX Technologies, which would likely be "worth the stretch" for the shipbuilder.