(Gillette, Wyoming – September 19, 2023) L&H Industrial is proud to announce a strategic alliance evaluating the viability of deploying small-scale nuclear reactors with the goal of working as a private supplier for nuclear microreactors in the state.
The cooperative effort comes as part of a two-phase contract with the Wyoming Energy Authority and BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC (BWXT), with the aim of supporting nuclear energy in the state and meeting future energy needs.
With support from L&H Industrial, BWXT will be focusing on understanding the specific power requirements for commercial end users. This includes identifying areas where Wyoming’s existing supply chain can support reactor deployment and potentially demonstrate capabilities for reactor component manufacturing. In addition, BWXT will perform engineering work to investigate how its “BANR” microreactor design can integrate into Wyoming’s future power needs.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with BWXT and the state of Wyoming in our collective efforts to drive economic growth and diversification,” said Mike Wandler, President of L&H Industrial, Inc.
“Our shared goal is to revolutionize energy solutions for heavy industrial customers both locally and globally. Through this alliance, we aim to foster innovation and create a positive impact on industries that rely heavily on energy resources. Together, we are dedicated to shaping a sustainable and prosperous future for our economy and the communities we serve.”
“Collaborations such as this are critical for advancing clean and sustainable energy solutions for Wyoming,” said Rob Creager, Executive Director for the Wyoming Energy Authority. “Wyoming-based companies are going to be a critical piece of the success of this project, and we’re appreciative that companies like L&H and others that have engaged with this program.”
President of BWXT, Joe Miller, added, “We are looking forward to working with L&H Industrial on this important project. L&H is a leader in innovation, engineering, and manufacturing in Wyoming with extensive experience in delivering high-consequence equipment to industry. They have the critical skills and capabilities necessary to help deploy the next generation of nuclear reactors, and our team will benefit greatly from their expertise.”
With a legacy spanning 60 years, L&H Industrial has built a reputation as a premier engineering and design, manufacturing and repair, field services, and monitoring and controls company for heavy industrial industries worldwide. Our expertise and experience in complex manufacturing for critical industries make us a crucial player in Wyoming’s expansion into the realm of expanding power generation.
Media Contact: Brittney Thomas, L&H Industrial