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2010-08-19 12:30:00

Prospects for New Nuclear Reactors in State Now Worse Than Ever, Industry Should Not Be Allowed to Waste $200 Million More in Customer Money Tuesday Marks Start of PSC Hearings on FPL and Progress Requests for Unjustifiable 'Nuclear Cost Recovery' That Would Push Bill For Utility Consumers to Nearly $500 Million For Nuclear Reactors That Are Not Needed... and Very Likely Will Never Be Built TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Florida Public Service Commission...

2010-08-06 09:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC announced today that it has successfully completed the Final Design Review of the AP1000(TM) squib valves. Representatives from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and AP1000(TM) utility customers were in attendance during the Final Design Review. Westinghouse has also successfully completed prototype testing of the AP1000(TM) squib valves and has begun the manufacturing process. These steps mark important...

2010-08-02 13:30:00

LONDON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear Power Delivery UK - the delivery organisation for the Westinghouse-designed AP1000(TM) nuclear reactor - today signed a contract with Horizon Nuclear Power for preliminary work to be carried out between now and the end of the year, as part of preparatory design studies for Horizon's proposed new power station in North Wales. Managing Director of Nuclear Power Delivery UK, Dr. Rita Bowser, said, "This is a welcome demonstration from Horizon that they...

2010-07-28 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by Enresa (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos) to dismantle the reactor vessel (RV) internals at the Jose Cabrera Nuclear Power Station (also known as Zorita), located in Almonacid de Zorita, 43 miles east of Madrid, Spain. The contract covers dismantling and segmentation of the reactor vessel internals, including the up-front engineering studies. It also includes plant modifications,...

2010-07-02 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today the appointment of Shigenori Shiga to the position of Chairman, replacing Steve Tritch, who retired July 1. Mr. Shiga has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Coordination Officer for Westinghouse since 2006 and concurrently serves as Executive Vice President of Toshiba Corporation's Power Systems Company. He will assume his new role immediately, and his primary responsibilities will be to provide...

2010-06-25 08:29:00

PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW), China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC), and Shandong Nuclear Power Company Ltd are pleased to announce the successful completion of the first pour of basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island of Unit 2 at the Haiyang site in China. The placement of the basemat concrete was completed in a record time of 40 hours and 39 minutes for an...

2010-06-23 14:13:00

PITTSBURGH, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NuCrane Manufacturing LLC (NuCrane) has begun fabricating, assembling and testing specialty cranes for nuclear power plants, including the Westinghouse-designed AP1000(TM) plants under construction in China and those planned for future construction in the U.S. NuCrane - a joint venture between Westinghouse Electric Company subsidiary PaR Nuclear, Inc. of Shoreview, Minn., and Hutchinson Manufacturing, Inc., (HMI) of Hutchinson, Minn. - was formed in...

2010-05-24 12:56:00

SCOTTSBORO, Ala., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the generation options associated with Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in north Alabama. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) With the statement final, four of five detailed studies are complete to support a future decision by the TVA Board of Directors about building or completing a reactor at Bellefonte. "Completing...

2010-05-21 15:36:00

PITTSBURGH, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Professor Itumeleng Mosala as the company's regional vice president in South Africa. Professor Mosala takes over for Dr. Rita Bowser, who is now serving as vice president, United Kingdom AP1000(TM) Projects for Westinghouse. Professor Mosala will work to maintain and build relationships with key stakeholders in the South African nuclear industry. He brings extensive government, political...

2010-05-18 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Curtiss-Wright Flow Control - EMD and Westinghouse Electric Company LLC announced today that they are continuing the successful testing of the world's largest canned-motor reactor coolant pump (RCP) at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control EMD's facility in Cheswick, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa., the birthplace and currently a major hub of the commercial nuclear power industry. During testing on Thursday, May 13, the AP1000(TM) pressurized water reactor RCP...


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