Why Did Curtiss-Wright Buy WSC?

Curtiss-Wright is adding simulation tech for nuclear power plants to its capabilities.

The international technology company has acquired WSC for $34 million in cash.

WSC, founded in 1995, is now part of the Curtiss-Wright Nuclear Division.
The Maryland-based WSC is known for its advanced simulation technology for designing, starting, and running nuclear power plants.

Its 3KEYMASTER software is used for training workers on operating nuclear reactors.
The training is required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. WSC has created more than 225 plant simulators used around the world.

Last year, TerraPower chose WSC to help design the natrium sodium fast reactor.
The US Navy also uses WSC tech to design nuclear components for aircraft carriers and submarines.

WSC is in a narrow but competitive niche alongside the likes of GSE Systems, Siemens Energy, and L3Harris Technologies.

In a statement, Curtiss-Wright CEO Lynn Bamford said, “The combination of WSC’s solutions, including their simulation and digital twin capabilities, with Curtiss-Wright’s digital safety systems … will benefit our customers developing advanced nuclear reactors as well as those optimizing any power or process plant designs.”

Curtiss-Wright, headquartered in North Carolina, specializes in advanced engineering and manufacturing for sectors including aerospace, defense, and energy.

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