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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...

2011-08-04 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Rick Gabbianelli as senior vice president of its Strategy organization. In this newly formed role, Mr. Gabbianelli will lead Westinghouse in the implementation of the following strategic priorities: analyzing and prioritizing opportunities to sell and build new nuclear plants; sustaining growth and operational excellence within core businesses; differentiating the company through...

2011-07-29 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc., China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd., today announced that the first AP1000 nuclear reactor vessel successfully arrived at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province. Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction manufactured the reactor vessel, which weighs approximately 340 tons and measures 4.5...

2011-07-27 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced that Dr. Mario Carelli has been recognized by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) with its 2011 Special Award for Innovations in Small Modular Reactors (SMR). He was cited for his unwavering pursuit of design innovations to enhance the safety, performance and economics of SMRs and his tireless international team-building efforts in this area. Dr. Carelli received the award at the recent ANS Annual Meeting...

2011-07-27 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Bob Hook as controller for Westinghouse's Nuclear Fuel organization, effective September 1, 2011. In this role, Mr. Hook will have responsibility for all finance and reporting activities for the company's Nuclear Fuel product line. Mr. Hook most recently served as the controller for the Field Services segment of the Nuclear Services product line. In this role, he led financial plan...

2011-07-05 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the retirement of Ramsey Coates as the company's senior vice president and general counsel, Legal and Contracts, effective August 1, 2011. Mr. Coates joined Westinghouse in 1976 as a general international attorney in the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation corporate law department. He served in positions of increasing responsibility, both domestically and internationally, before being appointed...

2011-06-28 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Elizabeth Tomczak, a graduate of Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pa. (USA), is the company's 2011 winner of the Westinghouse Women in Nuclear (WIN) scholarship award. The Westinghouse-WIN Pittsburgh chapter scholarship was established in 2007, and is awarded to a woman high school senior from the Pittsburgh area and intending to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics or...

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...

2011-06-22 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has developed and implemented a passive thermal shutdown seal that protects a nuclear plant's reactor core by preventing loss of reactor coolant system water inventory should an event occur that causes a loss of all reactor coolant pump (RCP) seal cooling. The SHIELD® passive thermal shutdown seal is a fail-safe protection that requires no operator action, power or control logic. It is activated by...