Westinghouse to provide control rods to Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant

Caption: Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)


Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has signed a contract with Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB for the delivery of control rods to Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Units 1 and 2. The control rods will be manufactured at the Westinghouse manufacturing facility in Västerås, Sweden.
The contract encompasses delivery of the control rod design CR 99+ for boiling water reactors (BWRs). CR 99+ is the latest evolutionary design based on the safety philosophy of Westinghouse, which incorporates redundancy in features and secures integrity of the CR 99+ through a long life in operation. The increased amount of absorber material in CR 99+ provides additional control rod service lifetime. Over the years, Westinghouse has delivered approximately 1,000 control rods to the Forsmark NPP, including the latest in control rod design.

“This contract is proof that Westinghouse anticipates customer needs. Our innovative solutions help meet ever-increasing regulatory requirements and achieve customer operational performance standards,” says Aziz Dag, Westinghouse vice president and managing director, Northern Europe. “Our belief is that this control rod design contract will serve as a good reference for future orders.” Forsmark Units 1 and 2 are BWRs designed and built by ASEA-ATOM, which was acquired by Westinghouse in 2000.

Westinghouse Electric Company 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, including more than 50 percent of those in Europe.

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