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2011-12-22 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced today that it has certified the design of Westinghouse Electric Co.'s AP1000 reactor. The design certification confirms the AP1000 reactor's ability to operate safely. It caps years of rigorous regulatory analysis that most recently focused on design enhancements to address aircraft impacts. The design certification is independent of a specific site or an application to construct or...

2011-12-22 10:27:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company is today proud to announce that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the Design Certification Amendment to its AP1000® pressurized water reactor design. The granting of such certification is the foundation upon which utilities will construct AP1000 units here in the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-12-14 11:00:00

CHORLEY, England, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company is delighted that the UK regulators - Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and Environment Agency (EA) - have today granted Interim Design Acceptance Confirmation (IDAC) and Interim Statement of Design Acceptability (ISoDA) to the company's AP1000® reactor design. The announcement comes after four and a half years of work as part of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process. During...

2011-12-12 11:30:00

CHORLEY, England, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DBD Limited relating to the future development of the Westinghouse AP1000(®) reactor design in the UK. The agreement covers a range of topics where it is hoped that the two organizations can collaborate to help bring the AP1000 nuclear power plant into commercial operation in the UK. This includes support through the final stages...

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...

2011-09-26 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....

2011-08-09 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company received notification from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it is issuing its Final Safety Evaluation Report on the AP1000 pressurized water reactor (PWR) design in the current design certification amendment proceeding. The report, which is slated for public issuance later this week, comes after Westinghouse submitted design changes in Revision 18 of the AP1000 Design Control Document (DCD), a public...

2011-06-28 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today welcomed the announcement from the UK nuclear safety regulator that the "Regulatory Issue" connected with the design of the company's AP1000® nuclear plant had been lifted. This move clears a significant obstacle on the pathway towards Design Acceptance Confirmation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), that is currently assessing the AP1000 reactor as part of the UK Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process....

2011-06-23 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today presented its proposal for a new nuclear power plant at Visaginas to Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and other senior officials in the country. The proposal is based around the company's state-of-the-art AP1000 nuclear power plant. Speaking after the presentation, Westinghouse President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Anders Jackson, said: "I am delighted and honoured today to have had the chance...

2011-06-13 14:29:00

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it is submitting today Revision 19 of the AP1000(®) Design Control Document (DCD) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The revision includes necessary changes to address NRC comments raised during the confirmatory review of prior updates submitted in DCD Revision 18. The submittal of DCD Rev. 19, along with updated shield building and containment vessel technical reports...