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Westinghouse Electric Co. crowned the world’s first AP1000 nuclear reactor on Jan. 29, setting the top head of the reactor containment vessel in China, the Cranberry-based company said Friday. Positioned on unit 1 at the Sanmen site, the top head weighs 659 tons. Westinghouse and its partner The Shaw Group contracted with China in 2007 to provide four AP1000 pressurized-water reactors there. AP1000 stands for “advanced passive” reactors with at least 1,000 megawatts of generating capacity, or enough to power 800,000 homes. Pictured here, the first of the four reactors is expected to start producing electricity in 2014. Westinghouse
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Co. crowned the world's first AP1000 nuclear reactor on Jan. 29, setting the top head of the reactor containment vessel in China, the Cranberry-based company said Friday. Positioned on unit 1 at the Sanmen site, the top head weighs 659 tons. Westinghouse and its partner The Shaw Group contracted with China in 2007 to provide four AP1000 pressurized-water reactors there. AP1000 stands for “advanced passive” reactors with at least 1,000 megawatts of generating capacity, or enough to power 800,000 homes. Pictured here, the first of the four reactors is expected to start producing electricity in 2014.

 

 
 


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