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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...

2011-06-02 17:02:00

PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue University researchers have completed large-scale tests to verify the structural integrity of the shield building that contains the main components of the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant. The researchers determined that the structure is flexible and strong enough to withstand earthquake forces more powerful than federal design requirements, and that the structure provides a significant reserve margin to ensure radiation is contained....

2011-06-01 18:41:00

PITTSBURGH, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company can confirm that it has made a proposal regarding the planned nuclear new build project for the Visaginas site in the Republic of Lithuania. Westinghouse sees Lithuania as an important market because it is a mature market with significant nuclear experience, and this project has a strategic significance across the whole Baltic Region. We are pleased to see that the Lithuanian authorities recognize the important role...

2011-05-26 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Westinghouse Electric Company today said they are disappointed that recent U.S. NRC statements regarding the discovery of new issues relating to the approval of design amendments for the AP1000® nuclear power plant are being misinterpreted and sensationalized. The company also said the NRC statements, including a news release issued May 20, do not reflect Westinghouse's transparent and cooperative approach to the...

2011-05-20 16:03:00

PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse is confident in the AP1000 design and its passive safety features, as it is one of the most studied, reviewed and analyzed nuclear power plant designs in the history of the commercial nuclear power industry. No other reactor design has received such scrutiny before or has gone through such thorough analytical review by the NRC and the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), as well as highly respected independent experts and...

2011-03-08 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that it has signed an agreement with Endesa to share information on the Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear energy technology. The agreement is aimed at providing Endesa with more information on the AP1000® design and performance, and with a view to potentially selecting the technology for future new nuclear projects to be built in Spain and South America. Westinghouse...

2011-02-17 09:03:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 125th Anniversary and leveraging more than half a century of advanced nuclear reactor experience, Westinghouse Electric Company achieves yet another milestone in energy history today with the introduction of its Small Modular Reactor. The Westinghouse SMR -- a 200 MWe-class, integral pressurized water reactor -- extends the advances realized in the company's industry-leading AP1000® reactor design. The...

2011-01-18 16:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that it has reached agreement with China Baotou Nuclear Fuel (CBNF) to design, manufacture and install fuel fabrication equipment that will enable China to manufacture fuel for the fleet of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants now being built there. Total value of the contract is $35 million. Additional terms are not being disclosed at this time. The equipment will be sourced...

2010-12-23 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Howard Bruschi has been elected an International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. He was cited for his exceptional leadership and ingenuity in the design, development and licensing of the Westinghouse Electric Company advanced passively safe AP600(TM) and AP1000(TM) nuclear power reactors. Mr. Bruschi was formally inducted into The Royal Academy in a ceremony...

2010-12-20 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has completed preparatory work on fuel for its AP1000(TM) nuclear power plants and manufactured the first four fuel assemblies at the company's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in South Carolina. This fuel will be used at Sanmen Unit 1, located in the Zhejiang Province of China. The AP1000 pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel design uses proven "Robust Fuel Assembly(TM)" technology, which is already in...


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