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First Small Nuclear Reactor Design Approved by NRC

NuScale made history in August 2020 as the first SMR to ever receive design approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC completed Phase 6 review—the last and final phase—of the Design Certification Application (DCA) for the company’s SMR with the issuance of the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER). The FSER represents completion of the technical review and approval of the NuScale SMR design. With this final phase of NuScale’s DCA now complete, customers can proceed with plans to develop NuScale power plants with the understanding that the NRC has approved the safety aspects of the NuScale design.

VMA Welcomes CGIS as a New Distributor/Channel Partner (Associate) Member

CGIS is a global supplier of high-performance valves, controls and automation. Having originated in Canada 40 years ago, the company has expanded its reach through additional locations in Canada, as well as the U.S. and Australia. CGIS works with engineering, mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, energy, power, pulp and paper, chemical, and water and wastewater companies across six continents.

Curtiss-Wright Announces CEO Succession Plan

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced a CEO succession plan in which Lynn M. Bamford, currently president of the defense and power segments, will be named president and CEO and a member of the board of directors, following David C. Adams’ planned retirement as CEO on January 1, 2021. To ensure a smooth transition, Adams, 67, will continue as executive chairman of the board through May 2022, at which time Bamford will assume the dual role of chairman and CEO.

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