"Conclusion of the reactor coolant pump testing program is a major milestone in the delivery of the world's first AP1000 plant. The rigor and discipline applied throughout the testing process demonstrate the safety and quality focus of the AP1000 project team. With the completion of this phase, we are now positioned for the next steps in providing our customers with a new generation of safe, clean, reliable energy," said Jeff Benjamin, Westinghouse senior vice president, New Plants and Major Projects."Designing and manufacturing the technically sophisticated and demanding AP1000 reactor coolant pump has been a close, collaborative effort. After seven years of hard work among China and U.S. companies and a rigorous regulatory review and strong support of the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) and National Energy Administration (NEA) of China, development of the reactor coolant pump has succeeded," said Zhongtang WANG, president of State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation. "This success will further accelerate China AP1000 project construction progress as well as boost advanced passive Generation III nuclear power development in China." About Curtiss-Wright Corporation Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com. 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 commercial 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, including more than 50 percent of those in Europe. AP1000 is a trademark of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All rights reserved. State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation , a Group Company of State Power Investment Corporation, is one of three NPP developer & operators in China, a leading GEN III nuclear power technology developer, as well as an NPP EPC contractor and lifetime services supplier with nearly 13,000 employees.
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