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2011-01-18 16:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that it has reached agreement with China Baotou Nuclear Fuel (CBNF) to design, manufacture and install fuel fabrication equipment that will enable China to manufacture fuel for the fleet of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants now being built there. Total value of the contract is $35 million. Additional terms are not being disclosed at this time. The equipment will be sourced...

2011-01-18 16:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company and China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation today signed a two-year extension of a nuclear cooperation agreement that focuses on continued deployment of the Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plant in China as well as service and maintenance, technology development and strategic investment. The original agreement was signed in 2008. Currently, Westinghouse and its consortium team member...

2010-12-23 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Howard Bruschi has been elected an International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. He was cited for his exceptional leadership and ingenuity in the design, development and licensing of the Westinghouse Electric Company advanced passively safe AP600(TM) and AP1000(TM) nuclear power reactors. Mr. Bruschi was formally inducted into The Royal Academy in a ceremony...

2010-12-20 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has completed preparatory work on fuel for its AP1000(TM) nuclear power plants and manufactured the first four fuel assemblies at the company's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in South Carolina. This fuel will be used at Sanmen Unit 1, located in the Zhejiang Province of China. The AP1000 pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel design uses proven "Robust Fuel Assembly(TM)" technology, which is already in...

2010-12-08 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract valued at approximately 130 million Euros ($172 million) to provide two new emergency power buildings with related emergency power systems for Axpo AG's Beznau Nuclear Power Plant in Dottingen, Switzerland. Beznau is a 730 MWe two-unit nuclear plant equipped with Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. The contract includes engineering, procurement and construction of two buildings, in total four...

2010-11-23 14:31:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a five-year contract to provide an extensive array of engineering services to Asociacion Nuclear Asco Vandellos (ANAV) nuclear plants in Spain. Under contract terms, Westinghouse will provide Nuclear Steam Supply Station (NSSS) and balance-of-plant (BOP) support, including systems engineering; Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Class 1 and 2); NSSS mechanical and instrumentation and control (I&C)...

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...


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