‘Round about Pittsburgh: Westinghouse Nuclear Moves Forward

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‘Round about Pittsburgh: Westinghouse Nuclear Moves Forward

Westinghouse World Headquarters located in Cranberry

Westinghouse World Headquarters located in Cranberry

Mike Funyak

Westinghouse World Headquarters located in Cranberry

Mike Funyak

Mike Funyak

Westinghouse World Headquarters located in Cranberry

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer

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Westinghouse Electric Company announced on March 11, 2013; the completion of the first concrete pour at their AP1000 nuclear facility under construction in South Carolina.

The next day Westinghouse announced the company signed an agreement with The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Ltd, to investigate and cooperate in the development of nuclear technologies in South Africa.  Since the 1990s, Westinghouse has held a presence in local nuclear power stations in South Africa.  Recently, the company has ventured to many countries about constructing nuclear power plants.  Westinghouse is currently building four AP1000 nuclear power plants in China and two in the United States.

Westinghousenuclear.com states, “Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants, including more than 50 percent of those in Europe.”

March 13, 2013 came the announcement Westinghouse Electric Company was selected by Vattenfall Nuclear Fuels AB in Sweden to provide replacement fuel deliveries for a select number of nuclear power plants.

For more information, please visit westinghousenuclear.com

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