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2010-11-17 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the 2010-11 winners of its N-Visioning a Brighter Future grant program, which awards funding to middle and high schools for creative, hands-on projects. Administered by the company's speakers bureau, N-Vision, the grant program is designed to encourage both teachers and students to develop projects based on energy, math, science or technology. The competition is open to all middle and high schools...

2010-11-15 14:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, working in conjunction with EMD, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company (CWFC), is on schedule to deliver the world's largest canned motor reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) for use in the AP1000(TM) nuclear power plant after the initial unit successfully completed the latest in a series of diagnostic testing. EMD is completing diagnostic testing to confirm minor design modifications to the RCP...

2010-11-15 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Kenneth R. Balkey, a consulting engineer in its Engineering Services business segment, has been appointed senior vice president-elect of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Council on Standards and Certification for the term of June 2011 to June 2014. In this position, Mr. Balkey will assume a leadership role in setting the strategic direction and implementation of policies,...

2010-11-10 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company and Stevenson & Associates have entered into a teaming agreement to provide seismic probabilistic risk assessment (SPRA) model development and fragility estimation services for nuclear power plants. The Westinghouse/Stevenson team will provide expertise and methodologies to address the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Regulatory Guideline 1.200, Rev. 2, which became effective April 1, 2010, and...

2010-11-03 13:08:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has completed the installation of its semi-anechoic electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) chamber to support the company's Equipment Qualification group at its New Stanton, Pa., facility. The addition of the semi-anechoic chamber will provide EMC test capabilities to ensure that instrumentation and control, electronic and electrical equipment meets required safety and electromagnetic compatibility...

2010-10-28 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of George Hobbs to the position of vice president, Manufacturing Processes. In his new position, Mr. Hobbs will be responsible for integrating and sustaining throughout the company the Westinghouse Manufacturing System -- a business practice model that joins best practices from the nuclear and manufacturing industries in an integrated system. He will also lead the development of the...

2010-10-12 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company's Nuclear Automation product line has announced a key appointment in accordance with the company's recent organizational restructuring. Joni Falascino is appointed vice president, Major Projects Delivery for Nuclear Automation, effective November 1, 2010. In this new role, Ms. Falascino will focus on the global alignment of Nuclear Automation's major instrumentation and control projects delivery, ensuring that project...

2010-10-08 10:00:00

MADISON, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today it has begun the demolition and removal of the retired test reactor outer structure at its Waltz Mill facility here. This project is part of the site's continued remediation plans, which include decontamination or removal of structures and areas used as part of test reactor operations conducted from 1959 to 1962. The test reactor vessel was previously removed in 2000; the remaining structure, a large,...

2010-09-07 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that its Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Service Center office building at its Chattanooga, Tenn., (USA), campus has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. It...

2010-09-03 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Tom Geer as vice president, Fuel Engineering, for the company's Nuclear Fuel business. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel hardware design, development and testing, as well as the technology development functions supporting nuclear physics, thermal hydraulic and fuel performance methods for PWR and BWR...


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