Westinghouse Nuclear News

Westinghouse Nuclear News

Westinghouse Continues to Serve Leibstadt Nuclear Power Station Fuel Needs in Switzerland
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG has decided to extend its fuel contract with Westinghouse for manufacturing and delivery of reload fuel to the nuclear power plant in Leibstadt, Switzerland. As a result of the decision, the existing contract (including five reload deliveries in the years 2011-2015) is extended for two additional reload deliveries in 2016 and 2017.

Westinghouse Sees Promising Future for Nuclear Energy Development in Brazil; AP1000(R) Plant 'The Right Fit' for Country's Needs
Brazil’s growing economy, rich uranium reserves and commitment to clean energy sources make it ideally suited for new nuclear energy development based on the latest safety technologies, the leader of Westinghouse’s new-plant business said this week.

Westinghouse, U.S. Rep. John Barrow Celebrate Construction Progress at Plant Vogtle
Westinghouse Electric Company and its nuclear construction consortium partners achieved a significant milestone today as the 40 hour and 46 minute continuous placement of nuclear concrete for Georgia Power’s Vogtle Unit 4 AP1000® nuclear reactor was safely concluded.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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