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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...

2011-06-21 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear utility representatives from 16 European Union (EU) countries attended Westinghouse Electric Company's Stress Test Workshop in Brussels, Belgium. Westinghouse conducted the workshop to support utility customers as they formulate plans to implement an EU agreement to hold nuclear plant stress tests. The tests will assess the resistance of the EU's 143 reactors to natural disasters, as well as to man-made failures and actions. "The...

2011-06-21 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has successfully installed a replacement steam dryer at Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, a single-unit GE-designed boiling water reactor (BWR) located near Monticello, Minnesota (USA), 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis. This is the first BWR replacement steam dryer installed by Westinghouse at a U.S. BWR plant. This first-of-a-kind component was designed by Westinghouse Sweden...

2011-06-20 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it will begin shipping nuclear fuel to the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Watts Bar site for use in the Unit 2 reactor. TVA recently received a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to receive, inspect and store new nuclear fuel for the reactor. This is a significant milestone, which provides the first fuel for a new U.S. reactor in 15 years. Westinghouse manufactured the...

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....


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