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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...

2011-12-22 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced today that it has certified the design of Westinghouse Electric Co.'s AP1000 reactor. The design certification confirms the AP1000 reactor's ability to operate safely. It caps years of rigorous regulatory analysis that most recently focused on design enhancements to address aircraft impacts. The design certification is independent of a specific site or an application to construct or...

2011-12-22 10:27:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company is today proud to announce that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the Design Certification Amendment to its AP1000® pressurized water reactor design. The granting of such certification is the foundation upon which utilities will construct AP1000 units here in the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-12-22 10:27:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga., took a major step forward today when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced it has certified Westinghouse Electric Co.'s AP1000 reactor design. Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, owns 45.7 percent of the new units. The certification brings Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear one step closer to receiving the first Combined Construction and Operating License...

2011-12-14 11:00:00

CHORLEY, England, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company is delighted that the UK regulators - Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and Environment Agency (EA) - have today granted Interim Design Acceptance Confirmation (IDAC) and Interim Statement of Design Acceptability (ISoDA) to the company's AP1000® reactor design. The announcement comes after four and a half years of work as part of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process. During...

2011-12-13 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, December 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KWN, a company jointly owned by Westinghouse Electric Company and KEPCO Nuclear Fuel, has begun production of control element assemblies (CEAs) for Combustion Engineering-designed nuclear plant customers worldwide. The first order of 56 CEAs will be delivered in February 2012 to the Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 5, Korea. Control element assemblies are a key component of the system that controls the nuclear reaction in a reactor....

2011-12-13 09:00:00

( ) PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte have jointly announced a Westinghouse donation of equipment and services valued over $3 million in support for the university's Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). Through its wholly owned subsidiary PaR Nuclear, Westinghouse has donated two 30-ton industrial cranes; a training course for crane design; training equipment for the handling of...

2011-12-12 11:30:00

CHORLEY, England, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DBD Limited relating to the future development of the Westinghouse AP1000(®) reactor design in the UK. The agreement covers a range of topics where it is hoped that the two organizations can collaborate to help bring the AP1000 nuclear power plant into commercial operation in the UK. This includes support through the final stages...

2011-12-01 12:01:00

PRAGUE, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announces the signing of an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Czech company Vitkovice a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. According to the agreement, Westinghouse intends to procure many important components from Vitkovice if their AP1000 reactor is selected for the completion of the Temelin Nuclear...