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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...

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...