PITTSBURGH – March 11, 2013 – The following statement is attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Danny Roderick:
“The successful completion of the first concrete pour at V.C. Summer Unit 2 signifies the start of an exciting new phase in the delivery of our AP1000® plants in the United States. It is a milestone of global significance that positions our consortium team to move forward with work on the critically important module installation.
“Westinghouse is proud to be delivering these technologically advanced nuclear power plant units to our customers in South Carolina. The AP1000 plant’s innovative passive safety systems, combined with its proven technologies, will enable South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and Santee Cooper to provide safe, clean, reliable electricity to the citizens they serve, for generations to come. The two units at V.C. Summer will help power the economy with needed baseload electricity and provide well-paying jobs – both now during construction and during the future operation of the plant.
“I applaud the team for the hard work that they have invested in the progress achieved to date at the V.C. Summer 2 and 3 site. Our top priority in the AP1000 new-plant business is to deliver new units to our customers safely, with the highest quality and in the most efficient manner. We are honored to have the opportunity to demonstrate this commitment to our customers at the V.C. Summer site in South Carolina and the Vogtle site in Georgia, as well as the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China.
“As we mark this key accomplishment at V.C. Summer, we continue significant progress on site on the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant, as well as operator training for this next generation of nuclear plants.”
Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants.