SNPTC/SDNPC, Westinghouse and The Shaw Group Celebrate First Concrete Pour at Haiyang Nuclear Site in China
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SNPTC/SDNPC, Westinghouse and The Shaw Group Celebrate First Concrete Pour at Haiyang Nuclear Site in China SHANGHAI, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc., China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Shandong Nuclear Power Company Ltd. today announced successful completion of the first pour of basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island at the Haiyang site in China. Senior Vice President, Westinghouse Nuclear Power Plants, Ric Perez said the pour of concrete at the Haiyang site continues to show that Westinghouse, its partners and Chinese customers are committed to safely bringing online all four of the China AP1000 plants, two of which will be at the Haiyang site. "Working with our team member Shaw and our Chinese customers, we are excited about the on-time completion of concrete pour at Haiyang. Reaching this milestone continues to move China forward in meeting its current and future energy demands while supporting economic growth. Westinghouse is proud to be a part of China's forward-looking approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring energy independence." The pour at Haiyang encompassed over 5000 cubic meters of concrete, 1200 tons of reinforcing steel and 993 anchor bolts. The concrete will serve as the foundation for all of the nuclear island buildings, including the containment vessel and the shield building. The concrete pour at Haiyang was preceded by the on time pouring of concrete this spring at Sanmen, the second coastal site in China where two AP1000 plants are being built. In addition to four AP1000 plants the Westinghouse/Shaw Consortium is under contract to provide in China, Westinghouse and the AP1000 have been identified as the supplier and technology of choice for no less than 14 plants that have been announced in the United States, including six for which engineering, procurement and construction contracts have been signed. Additionally, Westinghouse and China are currently in discussion on plans for additional AP1000 plants to be sited inland of China's coastal areas. Westinghouse believes the AP1000 is ideally suited for the worldwide nuclear power marketplace. The AP1000 is: -- Based on standard Westinghouse pressurized water reactor (PWR) technology that has achieved more than 2,500 reactor years of highly successful operation -- An 1100MWe design that is ideal for providing baseload generating capacity -- Modular in design, promoting ready standardization and high construction quality -- Economical to construct and maintain (less concrete and steel and fewer components and systems mean there is less to install, inspect and maintain) -- Designed to promote ease of operation (features most advanced instrumentation and control (I&C) in the industry) For more information about the Westinghouse AP1000, visit its Web site at www.ap1000.westinghousenuclear.com. Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first PWR in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants, including 60 percent of those in the United States. SOURCE Westinghouse Electric Company Vaughn Gilbert, +1-412-374-3896, email@example.com, or Scott Shaw, +1-412-374-6737, firstname.lastname@example.org, both of Westinghouse Electric Company