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2011-08-15 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that its NuCrane Manufacturing LLC (NuCrane) facility in Hutchinson, Minn. has begun shipment of the first AP1000 polar crane destined for China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC) Sanmen 1 Nuclear Power Plant currently under construction in Sanmen County, Zhejiang Province, China. Eleven flat bed trucks and 15 shipping containers will transport the 300-ton capacity crane from Hutchinson to New...

2011-08-15 11:14:00

PRAGUE, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announces the signing of an important Memorandum of Understanding with Czech company I & C Energo a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. The provisions of the agreement cover exclusive cooperation with I & C Energo related to the Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems for the new reactors, together with...

2011-08-09 16:40:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Nuclear has received the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's technical staff for the Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. The commission staff has determined the Vogtle design is safe, meets all regulatory requirements, and is acceptable for issuance of the COL. This action allows the hearing...

2011-08-09 12:30:00

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Releases Expert Engineer's Report Highlighting Major Roadblocks to Finishing Long-Abandoned Critically Compromised Reactor Project KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resume construction at the long-shuttered, nearly forty-year-old Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 in Jackson County, Alabama, are unlikely to be successful due to seven major problems, including water damage to...

2011-08-09 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company received notification from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it is issuing its Final Safety Evaluation Report on the AP1000 pressurized water reactor (PWR) design in the current design certification amendment proceeding. The report, which is slated for public issuance later this week, comes after Westinghouse submitted design changes in Revision 18 of the AP1000 Design Control Document (DCD), a public...

2011-08-03 16:07:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear has received from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a schedule for the completion of the licensing process for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga., that supports the issuance of a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) around the end of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The schedule calls for the COL Final Safety Evaluation Report to be issued in...

2011-07-29 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc., China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd., today announced that the first AP1000 nuclear reactor vessel successfully arrived at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province. Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction manufactured the reactor vessel, which weighs approximately 340 tons and measures 4.5...

2011-06-28 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today welcomed the announcement from the UK nuclear safety regulator that the "Regulatory Issue" connected with the design of the company's AP1000® nuclear plant had been lifted. This move clears a significant obstacle on the pathway towards Design Acceptance Confirmation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), that is currently assessing the AP1000 reactor as part of the UK Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process....


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