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2010-03-29 10:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today confirmed that it will commence innovative new commercial arrangements with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) involving the long-term lease of the Springfields nuclear fuel manufacturing site, near Preston in Lancashire. The new arrangements were marked at a ceremony on the site today attended by President and CEO of Westinghouse Dr. Aris S. Candris, NDA Commercial Director John Clarke and President &...

2010-03-17 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced its intention to become a leading participant in a major new manufacturing facility for nuclear components in the United Kingdom. Alongside UK Government and others, Westinghouse plans to make a substantial contribution to the proposed new 15,000-ton press to be built at the Sheffield Forgemasters plant in Sheffield, Yorkshire. This press will be one of only a handful in the world with the capability to...

2010-02-23 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC announced today that it has been notified by CEZ that it has successfully complied with the qualification requirements stipulated in the Qualification Documentation for the public contract "Completion of the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant." Westinghouse received the confirmation from CEZ on February 18, after submitting its response to the Qualification Document, issued by CEZ, in October 2009. In that submission,...

2010-02-16 11:09:00

The following statement is attributable to Dr. Aris S. Candris, President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse and its consortium team member The Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW), are under contract to provide two of Westinghouse AP1000(TM) nuclear power plants at Southern's Vogtle site in Georgia. The consortium is also building four AP1000s(TM) in China and has been selected to provide no less than 12 additional AP1000s elsewhere in the...

2010-02-05 10:41:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westinghouse AP1000(TM) pressurized water reactor has completed Phase 1 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Pre-Project Design Review. The objective of a Pre-Project Design review is to verify, at a high level, the acceptability of a nuclear reactor design with respect to Canadian safety requirements and criteria, including the identification of fundamental barriers to licensing a new reactor design in Canada. The review is conducted...

2010-01-15 13:04:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Public Service Commission's (PSC) decision to reject Florida Power & Light's (FP&L) rate increase request will likely have a significant and long-term negative impact on both the Florida economy and environment. Conservatively estimated, construction of the two new AP1000(TM) nuclear power plants that FP&L has now delayed would have each generated 2,500 good, local jobs across a wide range of disciplines, including but not...

2009-12-17 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW), China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company of China National Nuclear Corporation are pleased to announce the successful completion of the first pour of basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island of Unit 2 at the Sanmen site in China. Placement of the basemat structural concrete for Unit 2 was completed in...

2009-12-16 10:28:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rita Bowser has been appointed vice president, UK AP1000(TM) Projects. Responsible for directing the AP1000(TM) program in the United Kingdom, Dr. Bowser's responsibilities will expand to include leadership of other AP1000(TM) projects throughout the European Union as opportunities there continue to develop. "Rita will lead the Westinghouse delivery team as negotiations and activities continue with our customers and our construction partners,"...

2009-12-16 10:10:00

Rejection by Private Financing, Skyrocketing Cost Projections, Falling Demand, and Faulty Reactor Designs Can't Be Solved With U.S. Shifting to "Nuclear Socialism" to Bail Out Industry. WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The beleaguered nuclear power industry is now the "public option" of U.S. energy, unable to move forward without a bailout in the form of taxpayer-backed loan guarantees involving a high risk of default. Citing three recent negative developments for the nuclear...

2009-12-07 04:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Westinghouse will co-lead and participate in the 5th Annual U.S. Commercial Nuclear Trade Mission to India that has been organized by the U.S.-India Business Council, U.S. Commercial Service, and Nuclear Energy Institute. The U.S. Nuclear Trade Mission takes place in Delhi and Mumbai on December 6-11, 2009. Westinghouse is represented by Ms. Meena Mutyala, vice president of Global Growth and Business Leader, India. She is joined by two...