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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Westinghouse Statements on V.C. Summer, Vogtle nuclear concrete pours

Westinghouse Electric Corporation statements on this week's nuclear plant construction events -- the first "nuclear concrete" pours at the United States' two newest nuclear power plants.  ("Nuclear concrete" is concrete under the nuclear island, or the reactor plant itself.)



V.C. SUMMER -- MARCH 11, 2013

PITTSBURGH – March 11, 2013 – The following statement is attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Danny Roderick:

“The successful completion of the first concrete pour at V.C. Summer Unit 2 signifies the start of an exciting new phase in the delivery of our AP1000® plants in the United States. It is a milestone of global significance that positions our consortium team to move forward with work on the critically important module installation.

“Westinghouse is proud to be delivering these technologically advanced nuclear power plant units to our customers in South Carolina. The AP1000 plant’s innovative passive safety systems, combined with its proven technologies, will enable South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and Santee Cooper to provide safe, clean, reliable electricity to the citizens they serve, for generations to come. The two units at V.C. Summer will help power the economy with needed baseload electricity and provide well-paying jobs – both now during construction and during the future operation of the plant.

“I applaud the team for the hard work that they have invested in the progress achieved to date at the V.C. Summer 2 and 3 site. Our top priority in the AP1000 new-plant business is to deliver new units to our customers safely, with the highest quality and in the most efficient manner. We are honored to have the opportunity to demonstrate this commitment to our customers at the V.C. Summer site in South Carolina and the Vogtle site in Georgia, as well as the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China.

“As we mark this key accomplishment at V.C. Summer, we continue significant progress on site on the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant, as well as operator training for this next generation of nuclear plants.”

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants.



PLANT VOGTLE -- MARCH 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH – March 14, 2013 – The following statement is attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Danny Roderick:

“This has been a week of momentous progress in bringing a new generation of safe, clean, reliable nuclear energy to the United States. In the span of a few short days, the foundations have been successfully completed for two new AP1000® units in the southeastern U.S. – the first new nuclear plants to start construction in the country in three decades.

“I congratulate the hundreds of workers who supported the first concrete pour at Vogtle Unit 3 in Georgia, which was achieved early Thursday afternoon and sets the stage for the installation of key modules in the unit’s nuclear island. This is an important milestone for our customer, Southern Nuclear, and Westinghouse is honored that our AP1000 plant technology will enable Southern and its partners to meet the future energy needs of the citizens they serve.

“The two AP1000 units under construction at the Vogtle site will generate the electricity that powers 500,000 homes and businesses in Georgia. These units are also powerful job-creation engines, employing a peak of 5,000 people during construction and providing 800 full-time positions during the plant’s operation.

“Westinghouse and CB&I, our consortium partner, remain committed to the safe, high-quality and efficient delivery of the AP1000 plants at the Vogtle site in Georgia, the V.C. Summer site in South Carolina, and the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China. Significant progress is being achieved in the construction of all eight units at these locations, and we continue to work closely with our partners, suppliers and customers on upcoming milestones in the delivery of the plants.”

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants.

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5:50 PM Eastern 3/14/2013
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