Graham Corporation, a global designer and manufacturer of critical equipment for the oil refining, petrochemical and power industries, including the supply of components and raw materials to nuclear energy facilities, announced that it has been awarded three orders totaling $7.0 million. Two orders were awarded by Westinghouse Electric Company to Grahamís subsidiary Energy Steel & Supply Co. for the supply of structural supports and assemblies at two nuclear power plant sites in the Southeastern United States where four AP1000 pressurized water reactor units are under construction. Deliveries to the two sites are projected to span fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015. The third order is for a steam surface condenser to be installed at a 20MW biomass to energy facility associated with a cellulosic ethanol plant under construction in the U.S. Delivery of the condenser is planned for the second fiscal quarter of 2013 ending September 30, 2012.
James R. Lines, Grahamís President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, ďThe orders awarded to Energy Steel and Supply Co. are for U.S.-based nuclear energy facilities under construction. We believe that securing business for new facility construction is not only a clear indication of Energy Steelís strong brand and proven capability for executing large and complex orders for the nuclear energy market but is also a testament to the strong management team and capabilities of Energy Steelís personnel. Expanding Energy Steelís reach into new nuclear energy facility construction is an important aspect of our plan to continue to expand Energy Steelís sales and profitability".
Commenting further, Mr. Lines noted, ďWhile considerable procurement has been completed by Westinghouse for its two nuclear power plant projects, there are additional equipment requirements on which Energy Steel is bidding and we hope to be in a position to win. Moreover, while the pace is unclear, there are more nuclear energy facilities planned for construction in the U.S. over the next two decades. In addition, it appears that the biomass to energy markets remain quite active. Our recent win on the biomass to energy project adds to our seven other orders in the recent past for the alternative energy market.Ē
"We believe our markets are in the early stages of recovery and we remain encouraged by our expanding bidding pipeline,Ē Mr. Lines added.