BREA, CA­­ – June 28, 2022 Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division today announced that it has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Thermal Energy International, Inc. (TEI) to bring GEM™ steam traps to the North American nuclear power market and Department of Energy.

“This partnership will allow Curtiss-Wright to broaden our portfolio of obsolescence solutions for the North American nuclear fleet and DOE,” said Kurt Mitchell, Vice President and General Manager of Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear and Valves Divisions. “Through our collaboration with TEI, we will bring the industry an innovative valve solution that delivers a significant increase in efficiency over legacy designs.”

Per the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will market and deliver TEI’s GEM steam traps, parts, and services to customers seeking a replacement for legacy steam traps that have become obsolete or difficult to maintain. Unlike legacy products, the patented GEM steam trap technology features a unique design with no moving parts – reducing maintenance and improving reliability.

“We look forward to partnering with Curtiss-Wright to pioneer the use of GEM Steam Traps in a critical market. Our solution will enable the North American nuclear power market to operate more efficiently and sustainably,” said William Crossland, Thermal Energy International CEO.

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About Thermal Energy International, Inc.
Thermal Energy International Inc., ranked as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies in 2021, 2020 and 2019, is an established global supplier of proprietary, proven energy efficiency and emissions reduction solutions to the industrial and institutional sectors. The company’s facilities include engineering offices in Ottawa, Canada, Pittsburgh, USA, and Bristol, UK, with sales offices in Canada, UK, USA, Germany, Poland, and Italy.

Thermal Energy is a fully accredited professional engineering firm and by providing a unique mix of proprietary products together with process, energy, and environmental engineering expertise, Thermal Energy can deliver unique turnkey projects with significant financial and environmental benefits for its customers.

Thermal Energy’s proprietary products include: GEM™ – Steam Traps, FLU-ACE® – Direct contact condensing heat recovery, HEATSPONGE – Indirect contact condensing heat recovery systems, and DRY-REX™ – Low temperature biomass drying systems. For more information, visit

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. We leverage a workforce of 7,800 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships. For more information, visit