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2014-01-16 16:21:17

Six rate increases already imposed on S.C. consumers, project now eating up estimated 11 percent of utility bills http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-01-another-vogtle-debacle-cost-overruns-delays-and-construction-woes-at-reactor COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $1 billion cost overrun, lengthening project delays and construction problems at Southern Company's troubled Vogtle nuclear reactor project may get all the national headlines, but South Carolina...

2014-01-14 23:03:47

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Toshiba Corporation has agreed in principle to buy a 60 percent share in the NuGeneration Limited Moorside project in West Cumbria, U.K., and they intend to move forward with the AP1000 new-build project in partnership with GDF SUEZ. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Toshiba Corporation has agreed in principle to buy a 60 percent share in the NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) Moorside...

2013-12-23 23:02:34

Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member CB&I and China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation announce the successful setting of the shield building conical roofs on the first units of the AP1000 nuclear power plants under construction in Sanmen and Haiyang, China. Pittsburgh (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member CB&I and China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation announce the successful setting of...

2013-12-12 23:25:10

Westinghouse Electric Company and Toshiba Corporation welcome the decision of Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD to enter into exclusive talks to advance the opportunity to develop and construct an AP1000® nuclear power plant for Kozloduy Unit 7 in Kozloduy, Bulgaria. SOFIA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company and Toshiba Corporation welcome the decision of Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD (BEH EAD) to enter into exclusive talks to advance the opportunity to develop and...

2013-12-04 16:21:57

"CA-04" module will house Unit 3 reactor vessel ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of another major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 - the placement of the CA-04 module in the Unit 3 nuclear island. The module, also known as the reactor vessel cavity, will house the Unit 3 reactor vessel and is a critical module for the project. It is comprised of five sub-modules, weighing approximately 64,000 pounds, and is...

2013-11-26 23:02:02

Initial partnerships include support of internship program for students from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s growing economy, rich uranium reserves and commitment to clean energy sources make it ideally suited for new nuclear energy development based on the latest safety technologies. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 To read this news release in Portuguese, visit the Westinghouse newsroom. Brazil’s growing economy, rich uranium reserves and commitment to clean...

2013-11-21 23:20:52

Westinghouse Electric Company and its nuclear construction consortium partners achieved a significant milestone today as the 40 hour and 46 minute continuous placement of nuclear concrete for Georgia Power’s Vogtle Unit 4 AP1000® nuclear reactor was safely concluded. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company and its nuclear construction consortium partners achieved a significant milestone today as the 40 hour and 46 minute continuous placement of...

2013-11-21 12:23:31

Construction progressing well at Units 3 and 4 ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the successful placement of the basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island at the Vogtle Unit 4 nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Ga. Unit 4 is the second of two units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle. This latest milestone marks a significant accomplishment in the construction of the project, among the first new nuclear units to be built in...

2013-11-05 23:22:26

Westinghouse Electric Company today appointed Steve Hamilton as senior vice president, quality, environment, health and safety, to lead global Westinghouse efforts in continuous improvement, quality compliance and environment, health and safety activities. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company today appointed Steve Hamilton as senior vice president, quality, environment, health and safety, effective immediately. In this position, Mr. Hamilton will lead...

2013-11-05 23:01:48

The following is a statement attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company Nuclear Power Plants Senior Vice President Jeff Benjamin regarding the recent concrete pour at Unit 3 of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Jenkinsville, S. Carolina, U.S. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The following statement is attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company Nuclear Power Plants Senior Vice President Jeff Benjamin: “This weekend, we reached another significant milestone in...