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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....

2011-06-23 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today presented its proposal for a new nuclear power plant at Visaginas to Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and other senior officials in the country. The proposal is based around the company's state-of-the-art AP1000 nuclear power plant. Speaking after the presentation, Westinghouse President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Anders Jackson, said: "I am delighted and honoured today to have had the chance...

2011-06-13 14:29:00

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it is submitting today Revision 19 of the AP1000(®) Design Control Document (DCD) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The revision includes necessary changes to address NRC comments raised during the confirmatory review of prior updates submitted in DCD Revision 18. The submittal of DCD Rev. 19, along with updated shield building and containment vessel technical reports...

2011-06-02 17:02:00

PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue University researchers have completed large-scale tests to verify the structural integrity of the shield building that contains the main components of the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant. The researchers determined that the structure is flexible and strong enough to withstand earthquake forces more powerful than federal design requirements, and that the structure provides a significant reserve margin to ensure radiation is contained....

2011-06-01 18:41:00

PITTSBURGH, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company can confirm that it has made a proposal regarding the planned nuclear new build project for the Visaginas site in the Republic of Lithuania. Westinghouse sees Lithuania as an important market because it is a mature market with significant nuclear experience, and this project has a strategic significance across the whole Baltic Region. We are pleased to see that the Lithuanian authorities recognize the important role...

2011-05-26 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Westinghouse Electric Company today said they are disappointed that recent U.S. NRC statements regarding the discovery of new issues relating to the approval of design amendments for the AP1000® nuclear power plant are being misinterpreted and sensationalized. The company also said the NRC statements, including a news release issued May 20, do not reflect Westinghouse's transparent and cooperative approach to the...

2011-05-20 16:03:00

PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse is confident in the AP1000 design and its passive safety features, as it is one of the most studied, reviewed and analyzed nuclear power plant designs in the history of the commercial nuclear power industry. No other reactor design has received such scrutiny before or has gone through such thorough analytical review by the NRC and the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), as well as highly respected independent experts and...

2011-05-19 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Dr. Aris S. Candris today addressed the company's 15,000 global employees and delivered a message of optimism for the nuclear energy industry. One of the primary topics of the address was the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. While Dr. Candris acknowledged that the crisis may result in a period of review and reassessment of nuclear...

2011-04-14 14:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced a key organizational appointment in the company's ongoing effort to provide excellence in business and operational areas. Bruce Bevilacqua has been named vice president, Americas. In this position, Mr. Bevilacqua will be responsible for project delivery, customer relationships and business development for all product lines in support of AEP, Dominion, Exelon, PPL Susquehanna LLC, PSEG and Xcel Energy....


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