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Curtiss-Wright Selected by Energy Northwest to Upgrade Plant Process Computer System at Columbia Nuclear Power Plant

BREA, CA ­– June 3, 2021 – Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division (Curtiss-Wright) announced today that it was awarded a contract by Energy Northwest to replace the existing Plant Process Computer (PPC) system at Columbia Generating Station (Columbia). Under the awarded contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide a complete equipment design and build for the PPC system upgrade, including hardware, software, and installation support services.

“Curtiss-Wright is proud to be selected as the supplier for Energy Northwest’s Plant Process Computer Replacement,” said Kurt Mitchell, Vice President and General Manager of Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division. “Our technology, as well as our experienced technical team, will allow Columbia to achieve its project objectives with a highly-reliable and cost-effective solution. At the core of our solution lies our R*TIME software - a real-time data acquisition and visualization platform that will provide Columbia plant operators with rapid, actionable insights to improve operations and performance in support of the plant’s 20-year extension.”

Plant Process Computer systems play a vital role in sustaining the safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants. PPC systems collect data from across the plant’s operations, process the data into vital information, and display the information for plant personnel to continuously monitor and diagnose performance. Curtiss-Wright has over 35 years of experience supplying PPC systems with more than 40 installations worldwide.

The Columbia PPC system upgrade commenced in Q1 2021 and will be completed in four phases over the next five years. For more information on Curtiss-Wright’s Plant Process Computer systems for the nuclear power industry, visit

About Energy Northwest 
Energy Northwest owns and operates a diverse mix of 100% clean electricity generating resources: hydro, solar, battery storage and wind projects, and the third-largest provider of electricity in Washington – the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power facility. These projects provide carbon-free electricity at the cost of generation – enough clean, cost-effective and reliable energy to power more than a million homes each year. As an independent joint operating agency of Washington state, Energy Northwest comprises 27 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million customers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members’ needs.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation 
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the Aerospace and Defense markets, and to the Commercial markets including Power, Process and General Industrial. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide. For more information, visit

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