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11/05/2013
Westinghouse Nuclear Power Plants Senior Vice President Statement on Concrete Pour at V.C. Summer
The following statement is attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company Nuclear Power Plants Senior Vice President Jeff Benjamin: “This weekend, we reached another significant milestone in making the first new nuclear plants to be built in the United States in three decades a reality, with the pouring of basemat nuclear concrete for V.C. Summer Unit 3. Nearly 500 people worked 43 hours and 25 minutes this weekend, continuously pouring concrete. Thanks to the lessons we learned from the Unit 2 concrete pour and also from our other construction projects, we were able to complete this milestone safely and even more efficiently. I am proud of the dedication of our team as we work together to deliver these two AP1000® units for South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and Santee Cooper.

11/05/2013
Westinghouse Appoints Steve Hamilton as Senior Vice President, Quality, Environment, Health and Safety
Westinghouse Electric Company today appointed Steve Hamilton as senior vice president, quality, environment, health and safety, effective immediately. In this position, Mr. Hamilton will lead global Westinghouse efforts in continuous improvement, quality compliance and environment, health and safety activities.

10/24/2013
Westinghouse Announces Strategic Agreement with Leading South African Engineering Company
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sebata Group of Companies (Sebata Group), a leading South African-owned and operated engineering, procurement and construction management company, in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in South Africa.

10/01/2013
Westinghouse to Provide Significant Engineering Services for Centralized Waste Storage Facility in Spain
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has received a multi-million dollar contract from ENRESA (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos), the Spanish agency responsible for radioactive waste management and nuclear plant decommissioning, to provide the main engineering services for the centralized high-level waste (HLW) and spent fuel interim storage facility (Almacén Temporal Centralizado, or ATC) in Spain.

9/18/2013
Westinghouse Receives Final NRC Approval for Advanced Logic System® Safety System Solution
Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that it received the final Safety Evaluation Report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the Advanced Logic System® (ALS) platform, the company’s next generation safety system instrumentation and control solution for operating plant safety system upgrades and new nuclear plant opportunities.

9/12/2013
Westinghouse Contracted to Segment Spain’s José Cabrera Nuclear Reactor Vessel
Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by ENRESA (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos), the Spanish agency responsible for radioactive waste management and nuclear plant decommissioning, to segment the reactor vessel head (RVH) and reactor vessel (RV) at the José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station (also known as Zorita). The contract represents the first time a Westinghouse designed pressurized water reactor (PWR) vessel will be segmented in Spain and second in Europe.

9/09/2013
Westinghouse, Toshiba and Exelon Nuclear Partners to Collaborate on Nuclear Project in Saudi Arabia
Westinghouse Electric Company, Toshiba Corporation and Exelon Nuclear Partners (ENP), the largest nuclear power fleet operator in the U.S., today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a joint proposal for the construction of nuclear power plants for King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), the government body established to develop alternative energy sources in Saudi Arabia.

8/08/2013
BWRPLUS Formed to Leverage Synergy between Westinghouse and Toshiba Bentley to Lead Efforts of Providing Customers with a Single Communication Channel
Westinghouse Electric Company and Toshiba Corporation today announced the formation of BWRPLUS, a new joint marketing organization for operating nuclear power plants in North America that will leverage the synergies between Westinghouse and Toshiba.

7/29/2013
Westinghouse AP1000® Completes Phase 2 of Canadian Pre-Project Design Review
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that its AP1000® pressurized water reactor has completed Phase 2 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Pre-Project Design Review.

7/25/2013
Westinghouse and Vítkovice Take First Concrete Steps Towards Building Czech AP1000® Reactors
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has contracted with Vítkovice Power Engineering a.s., a member of the Czech Vítkovice Machinery Group, to construct a mock-up of one of the AP1000® nuclear power plant’s critical modules in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic.

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