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2011-05-19 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Dr. Aris S. Candris today addressed the company's 15,000 global employees and delivered a message of optimism for the nuclear energy industry. One of the primary topics of the address was the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. While Dr. Candris acknowledged that the crisis may result in a period of review and reassessment of nuclear...

2010-11-23 14:31:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a five-year contract to provide an extensive array of engineering services to Asociacion Nuclear Asco Vandellos (ANAV) nuclear plants in Spain. Under contract terms, Westinghouse will provide Nuclear Steam Supply Station (NSSS) and balance-of-plant (BOP) support, including systems engineering; Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Class 1 and 2); NSSS mechanical and instrumentation and control (I&C)...

2010-08-17 14:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has appointed Michael Sweeney to the position of vice president and deputy general counsel, Westinghouse Legal and Contracts, Environment, Health and Safety. In this newly formed role, Mr. Sweeney is responsible for providing ongoing operational leadership in Legal and Contracts, Environment, Health and Safety and for supporting Westinghouse product lines and global regions. Additionally, Mr. Sweeney will be instrumental in...

2010-01-21 12:00:00

NIVELLES, Belgium, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, the world's pioneering nuclear company, today inaugurated its European Pump and Motor Maintenance and Repair Center here to provide tailor-made solutions for its nuclear energy customers in Europe. Many dignitaries, including Didier Reynders, Belgian deputy prime minister and minister of Finance, Marie-Jose Lalloy, governor of the province, Pierre Huart, town mayor, and other regional and local authorities joined...

2009-08-27 09:03:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced sponsorship of a grant for middle and high Schools focusing on science, technology or mathematics through a proposed hands-on project with students. Administered through the company's speaker's bureau, N-Vision, the grant is designed to encourage both teachers and students to think of a creative project based on energy, math, science, or technology in the context of worldwide political, economic and...

2008-06-28 03:02:27

By Thomas Olson, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 28--Siemens Power Generation Inc. said Friday it's putting its solid-oxide fuel cell unit on the selling block after running it 10 years because the business in Churchill won't hit Siemens' profit targets. The business employs about 130 people in George Westinghouse Research & Technology Park. Siemens acquired the operation from the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. for $1.53 billion in 1998. The "for sale" notice marks Siemens'...


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2009-07-17 15:59:58

Nikola Tesla (b. July 10, 1856 - d. January 7, 1943) was a mechanical and electrical engineer as well as an inventor. Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan, Vojna Krajina, which is within the territory of today's Croatia. He was an born an ethnic Serb and was a subject of the Austrian Empire, before becoming an American citizen. He is often considered one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity. He is best known for his contributions in the field of...

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2009-04-23 12:34:28

Granville T. Woods was an African American inventor. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 23, 1856 and died in New York on January 30, 1910. Woods devoted his life to discovering new ways of improving an array of things specific to the railroad industry. More than a dozen devices to improve electric railway cars were invented by Woods, as well as many more for controlling the flow of electricity. One of his most notable inventions was a system for advising the train engineer of how close...

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