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Babcock and Wilcox Opens New Facility

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Lynchburg, VA - Babcock and Wilcox in Lynchburg has expanded again. They opened up a new $5 million center on Monday.

It'll be used to test various fuel technologies for some reactors.

Babcock and Wilcox started the project in 2009. Officials say it'll bring about a dozen new engineering jobs. They say the technology center has even grabbed international attention.

"Last week, we had a delegation from China come visit Lynchburg and look at our test facilities and talk to us about their needs and they just have a huge need for power," said Christofer Mowry, President of Babcock and Wilcox.

The facility includes things like inspection and welding equipment. Officials say they won't use any nuclear material inside that facility.

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