Westinghouse is a leader in the design and start up of advanced pressurized water reactor (PWR) systems.
Our technology is the basis for nearly 50 percent of the world's operating commercial nuclear power plants. We provide the development, licensing, detailed engineering, project management, component manufacturing and startup support for new Westinghouse nuclear power plants, including units under construction in Korea, China, the United States, and those being considered in the U.K., Europe, and elsewhere around the world.
Westinghouse is a leader in the design of advanced PWR systems for worldwide applications. Our new nuclear power plant design portfolio includes specific customer-driven designs including:
- Our flagship plant, the AP1000® PWR, is based on demonstrated, licensed technology with simplified safety systems that rely solely on natural forces.
- The System 80® nuclear steam supply system, which forms the basis for the proven and highly successful Korea Standard Nuclear Power Plant (KSNP).
- The Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor is a 225-megawatt integral PWR. Its design, including its passive safety systems, reactor internals and fuel assemblies, was founded on AP1000 plant design technology.
A leader in technology transfer, Westinghouse has successfully transferred design and manufacturing capabilities to many countries, including France, Japan and Korea. Our most recent efforts in technology transfer have allowed Korea to become self-reliant in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, components and fuel. International cooperation continues with companies in Korea and Japan toward the development of the Korean Next Generation Reactor (KNGR) in Korea and the Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (APWR) in Japan. The technology basis for the KNGR is our 1350-MWe System 80+™ advanced plant design, the only large evolutionary PWR that has received design certification from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under its one-step licensing process.
Westinghouse continues to explore new power-plant design technologies for tomorrow's energy markets. In the near-term, however, we remain focused on successfully bringing the first wave of AP1000 plants online, ushering in a new generation of nuclear energy.