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2008-09-06 00:00:25

Westinghouse Electric Co. said Thursday it signed memoranda of understanding with three United Kingdom companies to collaborate on building nuclear power plants there should the government select Westinghouse for its revived nuclear energy plans. Monroeville-based Westinghouse signed agreements with BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce plc and Doosan Babcock for work on design, production and manufacturing of components for its AP1000 reactor. The agreements are contingent upon the British government...

2008-07-31 00:00:39

Westinghouse Electric Co. and its Chinese client have broken ground on the first of four nuclear power plants the company will build in the energy-hungry nation. Monroeville-based Westinghouse said that, along with engineering partner The Shaw Group, of Louisiana, and the Shandong Nuclear Power Co., it began excavation one month earlier than planned at the plant site in Haiyang, Shandong province in northeastern China. The facility will house two AP1000 reactors, Westinghouse's newest...

2008-07-30 00:00:37

By Bonnie Pfister Westinghouse Electric Co. and its Chinese client broke ground today on the first of four nuclear power plants the company will build in the energy-hungry nation. Monroeville-based Westinghouse announced that, along with engineering partner The Shaw Group, of Louisiana, and the Shandong Nuclear Power Co., it began excavation one month earlier than planned at the plant site in Haiyang, Shandong province in northeastern China. The facility will house two AP1000 reactors,...

2008-06-30 18:02:49

By Bonnie Pfister, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 28--China wants to have 100 of Westinghouse Electric Co.'s nuclear reactors in operation or under construction by 2020 -- more than double what was anticipated, according to the company's incoming CEO. Aris Candris, who will lead the Monroeville-based firm beginning Tuesday, said Chinese officials shared those plans with Westinghouse during a mid-May meeting. "It is huge," Candris said in an interview Thursday with the...

2005-07-19 19:34:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Tuesday gave the green light to U.S.-backed loans to build nuclear power plants in China, setting up a fight with the House of Representatives, which voted to block the deal that lawmakers said would subsidize the emerging economic powerhouse. The Senate rejected 62-37 an amendment that would have barred the U.S. Export-Import Bank from granting $5 billion in loans for China to build nuclear plants to help meet its burgeoning power needs. The Senate...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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