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Westinghouse Delivers First VVER-1000 Fuel Reload to Bulgaria

New Fuel Ensures Supply Diversification for Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant

Sofia, Bulgaria – May 29, 2024 – Westinghouse Electric Company delivered the first reload of VVER-1000 fuel assemblies to Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in April, marking a key fuel diversification milestone in Bulgaria. The loading of the new fuel into KNPP Unit 5 was celebrated today at an event attended by Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Dimitar Glavchev, Minister of Energy Vladimir Malinov and the U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Kenneth Merten.

Westinghouse Produces 1,000th Additive Manufacturing Component for VVER-440 Fuel

AM reduces production costs and lead time while achieving the highest industry safety standards

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., March 20, 2024 - Westinghouse Electric Company recently reached a significant milestone by manufacturing its 1,000th fuel flow plate using Additive Manufacturing (AM). It represents an industry achievement as the first ever safety-related AM components to enter serial production.

Westinghouse Organizes VVER Fuel Forum with Customers

Energoatom Reported Strong Performance of New Westinghouse VVER-440 Fuel

Bratislava, SLOVAKIA – February 22, 2024 – Westinghouse organized the 5th annual VVER Fuel Forum in Bratislava with representatives from six utilities. The forum, hosted by Slovenské elektrárne, provided the opportunity to share experiences and best practices with VVER-1000 and VVER-440 fuel deployment in operating reactors.

Westinghouse Reaches a Key Milestone with Accident-Tolerant Fuel Technology

Fuel Designed to Enable Extended Operating Cycles for Nuclear Plants

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Jan. 25, 2024 - Westinghouse Electric Company provided 25 irradiated nuclear fuel rods, including accident-tolerant fuel, to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for testing and examination, a critical step toward qualification of the new design.

Westinghouse to Design Fuel for Rolls-Royce’s Small Modular Reactor

Collaboration Builds Toward a Strong Future for Nuclear Energy in the UK

Lancashire, England, Oct. 11, 2023 – Westinghouse Electric Company announced today an agreement with Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd to support the development and the design of the nuclear fuel for Rolls-Royce’s Small Modular Reactor program.