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Westinghouse Electric Germany - History


1971
Foundation as Babcock, Brown Boveri Reaktor GmbH (BBR) by Babcock & Wilcox, USA (B&W) and Brown Boveri (BBC) in order to build nuclear power plants based on B&W PWR-technology

1973-1986
Design, Licensing and Construction of NPP Mülheim-Kärlich near Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, on a turn-key contract basis

1980
Shares of Babcock & Wilcox were transfered to BBC

1987
New business structure for German and international Nuclear Services (Field Services & Engineering Services)

1988
Asea and BBC merge to form ABB, the company operates under the name ABB Reaktor GmbH

1988/89
Rapid growth due to new Field Services developments within the Mannheim organization

1989
First activities in the area of Decommissioning and Waste Disposal by obtaining the order to dismantle the Uranium production plant Ellweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate

1992
Self developed Reactor Vesselhead Inspection methods allow first access to the extensive French market

1996
Extended product range through acquisition of "Hansa Projekt Anlagentechnik GmbH" (HPA) and "Zerstörungsfreie Prüfungen, Automatisierungstechnik und Qualitätssicherung GmbH" (ZAQ) 2000 Further growth due to integration of ABB Group's nuclear power business into Westinghouse Electric Company, USA

2000
Further growth through acquisition of ABB's nuclear division by Westinghouse Electric Company

2006
Toshiba and its partners, The Shaw Group and IHI, acquire Westinghouse Electric Company
 
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