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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...

2011-06-13 10:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD (BEH) under which the companies will discuss cooperation on a range of nuclear energy projects at the Kozloduy site in Bulgaria. These projects include support of the current operating plants in the areas of life extension and instrumentation and control, as well as decommissioning and dismantling of the four non-operational units on...

2011-06-06 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the winning entries for its N-Vision Forms of Energy video contest. McKeesport High School in McKeesport, Pa. (USA), submitted the winning video in the high school category. St. Patrick Middle School in Canonsburg, Pa. (USA), submitted the winning video in the middle school category. Student members of the winning teams were awarded $100 for school supplies, and their schools each received $3000 to...

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...

2011-05-25 15:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company (www.westinghousenuclear.com) has developed an emergency fuel pool cooling system (EFPCS) to keep spent nuclear fuel cool in emergency situations, including the loss of all plant power. The system consists of a permanently installed "primary" cooling loop located inside the reactor building or spent fuel pool (SFP) building, and a mobile "secondary" cooling loop. The secondary cooling loop is stored off-site and then...

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...

2011-04-20 14:00:00

PITTSBURGH, , April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today appointed Joe Zwetolitz as vice president, Americas, effective May 2, 2011. The appointment is part of the company's ongoing effort to provide excellence in business and operational areas. In this role, Mr. Zwetolitz will be responsible for project delivery, customer relationships and business development for all product lines in support of the company's Canadian customers (AECL, Bruce Power, Hydro-Quebec and...

2011-04-14 14:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced a key organizational appointment in the company's ongoing effort to provide excellence in business and operational areas. Bruce Bevilacqua has been named vice president, Americas. In this position, Mr. Bevilacqua will be responsible for project delivery, customer relationships and business development for all product lines in support of AEP, Dominion, Exelon, PPL Susquehanna LLC, PSEG and Xcel Energy....


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