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2011-12-01 12:01:00

PRAGUE, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announces the signing of an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Czech company Vitkovice a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. According to the agreement, Westinghouse intends to procure many important components from Vitkovice if their AP1000 reactor is selected for the completion of the Temelin Nuclear...

2011-11-28 08:17:00

ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Valves Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVVT) ("China Valves" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese metal valve manufacturer, today announced that one of its subsidiaries, Henan Kaifeng High Pressure Valve Co., Ltd. ("Kaifeng Valve"), has received permits for design and manufacture for nuclear safety devices for civil use from the National Nuclear Safety Administration of China ("NNSA"). Both permits are valid for five years. In...

2011-10-25 09:27:00

BRUSSELS, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announces the signing of a multi-million dollar contract to design the Low and Intermediate Level Waste Repository at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant site in Bulgaria. The contract was signed by a consortium comprised of Spanish waste management company ENRESA, Westinghouse Electric Spain (WES) and DBE Technology. The customer for the work is SERAW, the Bulgarian State Enterprise with responsibility for the...

2011-09-26 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) has concluded that changes proposed in the AP1000® Design Control Document (DCD) amendment, including those made in Revision 19, maintain the robustness of the previously certified design and that the revised design can be built and operated without undue risk to the health and safety of the public. In a formal letter from the ACRS to Gregory B. Jaczko, chairman of the U.S....

2011-09-06 09:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today said that the acquisition of Shaw Group's 20 percent ownership stake in Westinghouse by its current majority owner Toshiba Corporation would have no impact on any of the four AP1000® nuclear power plants currently under construction in China or the six under contract in the United States. "Westinghouse and Shaw Group will continue to be consortium team members in the deployment and...

2011-08-31 14:03:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Georgia Power today announced in a filing with the Georgia Public Service Commission that Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 are moving forward towards issuance of the combined construction and operating license (COL) around the end of 2011, with unit 3 becoming operational in 2016 and unit 4 in 2017. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO) The company filed the fifth semi-annual Vogtle...

2011-08-15 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that its NuCrane Manufacturing LLC (NuCrane) facility in Hutchinson, Minn. has begun shipment of the first AP1000 polar crane destined for China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC) Sanmen 1 Nuclear Power Plant currently under construction in Sanmen County, Zhejiang Province, China. Eleven flat bed trucks and 15 shipping containers will transport the 300-ton capacity crane from Hutchinson to New...

2011-08-15 11:14:00

PRAGUE, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announces the signing of an important Memorandum of Understanding with Czech company I & C Energo a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. The provisions of the agreement cover exclusive cooperation with I & C Energo related to the Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems for the new reactors, together with...

2011-08-09 16:40:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Nuclear has received the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's technical staff for the Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. The commission staff has determined the Vogtle design is safe, meets all regulatory requirements, and is acceptable for issuance of the COL. This action allows the hearing...

2011-08-09 12:30:00

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Releases Expert Engineer's Report Highlighting Major Roadblocks to Finishing Long-Abandoned Critically Compromised Reactor Project KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resume construction at the long-shuttered, nearly forty-year-old Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 in Jackson County, Alabama, are unlikely to be successful due to seven major problems, including water damage to...