Curtiss-Wright Completes Acquisition of WSC, Inc.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of WSC, Inc. for approximately $34 million in cash. WSC is a leading provider of state-of-the-art simulation technology that supports the design, commissioning, and reliable operation of commercial nuclear power generation and process plants worldwide with an installed base of over 225 plant simulators.

WSC generated sales of approximately $15 million in 2023 and is expected to be accretive to Curtiss-Wright’s adjusted diluted earnings per share in its first full year of ownership, excluding first year purchase accounting costs, and produce a strong free cash flow conversion rate in excess of 100%. The acquired business will operate within Curtiss-Wright’s Naval & Power segment.

WSC’s proprietary 3KEYMASTER™ simulation platform is used in their nuclear full scope simulators that are mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and remain integral to reactor operator training and licensing. Simulation assisted engineering tools optimize the design and commissioning of plants, to include Advanced Small Modular Reactors (ASMRs), by creating a digital twin of plant components and systems to reduce risk, accelerate delivery, and improve quality at a lower cost. In 2023, WSC was awarded a contract by TerraPower to support the design and development of the Natrium sodium fast reactor and continues to contribute to the development of other leading ASMR platforms. In addition, generic simulators are used at universities, regulatory agencies, training centers and plants to offer classroom-based training on the operation of nuclear plants under normal and abnormal conditions. WSC’s simulation capabilities have also proven beneficial for U.S. Navy nuclear design agencies and shipyards to enhance the design process of nuclear systems and components for aircraft carriers and submarines. WSC, which was founded in 1995 and employs approximately 45 people, maintains operations in Frederick, MD.

Courtesy of Curtiss-Wright.

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