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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...

2010-08-27 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company celebrated the grand opening of a First-of-a-Kind Startup Test Engineer Training Facility at its headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa. on August 25, 2010. The grand opening celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by facility tours featuring the facility's diagnostic lab room that comes complete with a flow loop. The Westinghouse Startup Test Engineer (WeSTETM) Training Facility will be used to train...

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...


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