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B&W Expands Commercial Nuclear Capabilities with N-Stamp Certification at Ohio Manufacturing Facility

12 May 2011

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that its Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (B&W NOG) manufacturing facility in Euclid, Ohio, has received N-Stamp accreditation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The certification is considered the industry standard for quality assurance of materials, design, construction, operation, inspection and continuing maintenance of nuclear facilities. B&W's Mt. Vernon, Ind.; Barberton, Ohio; Lancaster, Ohio; and Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; facilities also hold N-Stamp certifications.

The B&W NOG-Euclid facility is a full-spectrum nuclear supplier with design, manufacturing, inspection, assembly and testing capabilities. It provides some of the most technical and advanced manufacturing operations in the world to produce highly complex electro-mechanical equipment for both government nuclear defense programs as well as the commercial nuclear market.

"B&W has worked diligently to ensure that its world-class manufacturing facilities have been recognized for meeting the highest industry standards for precision and reliability," said Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker, President of B&W NOG. "This respected certification is one more validation of the quality of products and services we produce for our customers."

This designation will enable the B&W NOG-Euclid site to perform additional commercial work as B&W continues to develop its nuclear businesses. B&W has more than 50 years of broad-based nuclear experience, including the design and fabrication of nuclear components and operations of nuclear fuel production plants.

About B&W

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 12,000 people, in addition to approximately 10,000 joint venture employees. Learn more at www.babcock.com.

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