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2010-08-17 14:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has appointed Michael Sweeney to the position of vice president and deputy general counsel, Westinghouse Legal and Contracts, Environment, Health and Safety. In this newly formed role, Mr. Sweeney is responsible for providing ongoing operational leadership in Legal and Contracts, Environment, Health and Safety and for supporting Westinghouse product lines and global regions. Additionally, Mr. Sweeney will be instrumental in...

2010-08-09 14:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company's Nuclear Automation product line this week announced two key organizational appointments in accordance with the company's recent organizational restructuring. Appointment of Vice President, Engineering and Product Development, Nuclear Automation Meena Mutyala is named vice president, Engineering and Product Development for Nuclear Automation. In this new role, Ms. Mutyala is responsible for providing focused leadership of...

2010-08-06 09:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC announced today that it has successfully completed the Final Design Review of the AP1000(TM) squib valves. Representatives from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and AP1000(TM) utility customers were in attendance during the Final Design Review. Westinghouse has also successfully completed prototype testing of the AP1000(TM) squib valves and has begun the manufacturing process. These steps mark important...

2010-08-02 13:30:00

LONDON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear Power Delivery UK - the delivery organisation for the Westinghouse-designed AP1000(TM) nuclear reactor - today signed a contract with Horizon Nuclear Power for preliminary work to be carried out between now and the end of the year, as part of preparatory design studies for Horizon's proposed new power station in North Wales. Managing Director of Nuclear Power Delivery UK, Dr. Rita Bowser, said, "This is a welcome demonstration from Horizon that they...

2010-07-28 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by Enresa (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos) to dismantle the reactor vessel (RV) internals at the Jose Cabrera Nuclear Power Station (also known as Zorita), located in Almonacid de Zorita, 43 miles east of Madrid, Spain. The contract covers dismantling and segmentation of the reactor vessel internals, including the up-front engineering studies. It also includes plant modifications,...

2010-07-12 08:58:00

PITTSBURGH, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced several organizational appointments in support of its newly formed Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, based in Brussels. "The opportunities for success in this area of the world are literally limitless," said Anders Jackson, Westinghouse president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The new regional structure is organized to help us seize these opportunities as well as prepare us to meet the needs of...

2010-07-02 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today the appointment of Shigenori Shiga to the position of Chairman, replacing Steve Tritch, who retired July 1. Mr. Shiga has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Coordination Officer for Westinghouse since 2006 and concurrently serves as Executive Vice President of Toshiba Corporation's Power Systems Company. He will assume his new role immediately, and his primary responsibilities will be to provide...

2010-06-25 08:29:00

PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW), China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC), and Shandong Nuclear Power Company Ltd are pleased to announce the successful completion of the first pour of basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island of Unit 2 at the Haiyang site in China. The placement of the basemat concrete was completed in a record time of 40 hours and 39 minutes for an...

2010-06-23 14:13:00

PITTSBURGH, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NuCrane Manufacturing LLC (NuCrane) has begun fabricating, assembling and testing specialty cranes for nuclear power plants, including the Westinghouse-designed AP1000(TM) plants under construction in China and those planned for future construction in the U.S. NuCrane - a joint venture between Westinghouse Electric Company subsidiary PaR Nuclear, Inc. of Shoreview, Minn., and Hutchinson Manufacturing, Inc., (HMI) of Hutchinson, Minn. - was formed in...

2010-06-22 14:54:00

PITTSBURGH, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company achieved a significant improvement in the thermal performance of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station in Seabrook, N.H., as a result of cleaning the station's four steam generators using the Advanced Scale Conditioning Agent (ASCA) process. The cleaning was completed during a fall 2009 plant refueling outage. The ASCA cleaning at Seabrook was the twenty-fifth application of the technology for Westinghouse or its licensees...


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