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2012-03-23 06:20:54

PITTSBURGH, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointments of Joe Zwetolitz to the position of president, Americas Region, and Jose Emeterio Gutierrez to the position of senior vice president of Nuclear Fuel. Mr. Zwetolitz, formerly vice president of the Americas Region, succeeds Jim Ferland, who assumes his new role as Westinghouse President and CEO effective April 1. As president of the Americas Region, Mr. Zwetolitz will be responsible for...

2012-03-22 10:21:31

PITTSBURGH, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today affirmed that it will apply to the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to the final Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for investment funds worth up to $452 million. The fund was authorized by Congress to facilitate the rapid development and deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technologies. The DOE plans to consider SMR applications that incorporate passive safety features and that can be licensed expeditiously,...

2012-03-19 10:22:01

PITTSBURGH, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has completed fabrication of all 157 fuel assemblies and related components needed to operate the first-ever AP1000® nuclear power plant, Sanmen Unit 1, in Zhejiang province, China. Completion of fabrication is a major milestone for Westinghouse and its Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Columbia, South Carolina, where the fuel assemblies were completed and delivered to the Sanmen Nuclear...

2012-02-14 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has named Robert (Bob) D. Copp as project director for the Hematite Decommissioning Project (HDP), an initiative to clean up, decommission and complete license retirement in a safe and environmentally appropriate manner of the former Hematite fuel fabrication facility. The facility manufactured uranium fuel for the U.S. Government (including the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Energy) and commercial electric power...

2012-02-09 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to the President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company, Dr. Aris Candris. "Westinghouse congratulates Southern Nuclear on the approval of its combined construction and operating license (COL) for Plant Vogtle by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "The granting of this COL is yet another important step in constructing the next generation of new nuclear plants in the United States. The thorough...

2012-01-30 12:00:00

PRAGUE, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announces the signing of an important and exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Czech company Metrostav a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. According to the agreement, Westinghouse and Metrostav will work together exclusively on areas of the development and submittal of the Westinghouse submission to CEZ for the...

2012-01-26 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced the formation of Westinghouse Electric Canada, Inc. to better serve its Canadian customers, strengthen its ties with Canadian suppliers, and align itself more appropriately with the regulations and requirements in Canada to meet growing business opportunities there. The headquarters will be located in Toronto, Ontario. "The formation of an official Canadian entity is consistent with our strategy to...

2012-01-23 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilities throughout the United States are choosing Westinghouse Electric Company's SHIELD® reactor coolant pump (RCP) passive thermal shutdown seal to further enhance the safety of their nuclear plants. To date, the Westinghouse SHIELD shutdown seal has been installed in one dual-unit nuclear plant, and Westinghouse has received orders from five more for a total of 37 reactor coolant pump (RCP) installations. The SHIELD passive thermal...

2012-01-20 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Technology of Westinghouse Electric Company Dr. Kate Jackson. "A draft Funding Opportunity Announcement to facilitate the development and deployment of SMR technologies that offer affordable, safe, secure and robust sources of zero-carbon energy was issued by the U.S. Department of Energy yesterday. DOE plans to consider SMR...

2012-01-09 15:26:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer Aris S. Candris has informed the Board of Directors that he intends to retire effective March 31. Westinghouse also announced that Dr. Candris will stay on as a Senior Advisor to Westinghouse. In addition, Westinghouse announced the formation of the Westinghouse Executive Office, effective April 1, with Jim Ferland appointed President and CEO and Ricardo...