babcock & wilcox http://wfae.org en Babcock & Wilcox Struggles Prompt Nuclear Reactor Competitor To Open Charlotte Office http://wfae.org/post/babcock-wilcox-struggles-prompt-nuclear-reactor-competitor-open-charlotte-office <p>Charlotte will play host to two companies developing a new type of nuclear reactor. Oregon-based NuScale Power has announced it will open a new office in SouthPark and will hire 100 employees, after seeing an opportunity in the struggles of its Charlotte competitor.</p><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 02:44:03 +0000 Ben Bradford 50651 at http://wfae.org Babcock & Wilcox Struggles Prompt Nuclear Reactor Competitor To Open Charlotte Office Factory-Built Nuclear Reactor Development Slows http://wfae.org/post/factory-built-nuclear-reactor-development-slows <p>Charlotte-based Babcock and Wilcox received a big boost when the Energy Department agreed to be a partner in the company’s development of a new, small nuclear reactor. But the project has since hit some roadblocks.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:02:39 +0000 Ben Bradford 49033 at http://wfae.org Factory-Built Nuclear Reactor Development Slows Charlotte Firm Takes Lead In Smaller, Factory-Built Nuclear Reactors http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-firm-takes-lead-smaller-factory-built-nuclear-reactors <p>The U.S. government and the nuclear industry are&nbsp;betting&nbsp;on new, much smaller nuclear reactors that can be mass produced in factories, and shipped around the world.&nbsp;</p><p>"We are trying to jumpstart a new U.S. industry," says Assistant Secretary of Energy Pete Lyons.&nbsp;"That’s my goal: A U.S. industry, U.S. jobs, clean energy."</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:57:42 +0000 Ben Bradford 17653 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Firm Takes Lead In Smaller, Factory-Built Nuclear Reactors