PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company in France today announced that it has been awarded a contract for the supply of 12 replacement steam generators for EDF's French nuclear fleet.
The world's leading provider of steam generators, Westinghouse has supplied more than 80 steam generators globally since 1987.
Westinghouse will provide engineering design, analysis, and fabrication for its technologically advanced steam generator and will deliver the steam generators to EDF in collaboration with several industrial partners, including Valinox Nucleaire in France for the manufacture of steam generator tubes, Mangiarotti S.p.A. in Italy for the steam generator assembly, but also other European forging companies.
Yves Brachet, Westinghouse vice president and managing director, France, Benelux and South Africa said of the award, "The signature of this contract is the fulfillment of the hard work performed over the past few years in developing our activities and products in accordance with EDF's needs and French regulatory requirements. By securing EDF's supply resources and giving it access to innovative technologies gained through international experience with other energy providers, this award also affirms that Westinghouse is a major local industrial partner and a key player in the French nuclear industry."
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. 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