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U.s., Firm Awards Contract

The American company constructing power stations in Israel has awarded contracts worth $70 million to Israel’s metal industry for structural parts and other equipment, it was disclosed today by Z, Harway, vice-president of Babcock & Wilcox. Harway visited the Beersheba works of Negev Metals Ltd., which has received a $14 million order from Babcock & Wilcox. Eight hundred tons of steel has arrived at the Beersheba plant and another 1600 tons is expected shortly to complete the steel skeleton of the power station the American firm is building near Hadera. A total of 12,000 tons of steel will be required.

Babcock & Wilcox, a leading manufacturer of power generating equipment, built two power stations at Ashdod before winning the contract for the Hadera station. All of them are designed to burn either coal or oil. Babcock & Wilcox is one of three American companies that have tendered bids to construct Israel’s first nuclear power station.

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