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2010-12-08 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract valued at approximately 130 million Euros ($172 million) to provide two new emergency power buildings with related emergency power systems for Axpo AG's Beznau Nuclear Power Plant in Dottingen, Switzerland. Beznau is a 730 MWe two-unit nuclear plant equipped with Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. The contract includes engineering, procurement and construction of two buildings, in total four...

2010-11-23 14:31:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a five-year contract to provide an extensive array of engineering services to Asociacion Nuclear Asco Vandellos (ANAV) nuclear plants in Spain. Under contract terms, Westinghouse will provide Nuclear Steam Supply Station (NSSS) and balance-of-plant (BOP) support, including systems engineering; Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Class 1 and 2); NSSS mechanical and instrumentation and control (I&C)...

2010-11-15 14:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, working in conjunction with EMD, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company (CWFC), is on schedule to deliver the world's largest canned motor reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) for use in the AP1000(TM) nuclear power plant after the initial unit successfully completed the latest in a series of diagnostic testing. EMD is completing diagnostic testing to confirm minor design modifications to the RCP...

2010-10-14 14:59:00

Experts: South Texas Project and V.C. Summer Reactor Trapped by Same "Powerful Undertow" of Unfavorable Economics, Cheap Natural Gas, Slumping Demand and Runaway Construction Costs That Caused the Collapse of Calvert Cliffs-3. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same combination of forces that brought down Constellation Energy's Calvert Cliffs-3 nuclear reactor are already well along in the process of undermining the two major remaining federal loan guarantee applicants:...

2010-08-27 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company celebrated the grand opening of a First-of-a-Kind Startup Test Engineer Training Facility at its headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa. on August 25, 2010. The grand opening celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by facility tours featuring the facility's diagnostic lab room that comes complete with a flow loop. The Westinghouse Startup Test Engineer (WeSTETM) Training Facility will be used to train...

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...


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