Springfields, Lancashire – Westinghouse Electric Company today announced their Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR) program has successfully progressed to Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) Feasibility and Development project, receiving £10m ($12.5m) in funding from the BEIS Energy Innovation Portfolio. The funding will help to advance nuclear technology through innovation in order to deliver reliable, clean energy for future generations.
Springfields, Lancashire, United Kingdom – Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the plan to establish the Clean Energy Technology Park at the Springfields nuclear licensed site in Lancashire. The Springfields site has been manufacturing nuclear fuel for more than 75 years, and currently provides the fuel for more than 30% of the UK’s low carbon electricity.
Pittsburgh - Westinghouse Electric Company is pleased to learn of Georgia Power’s recommendation to the Georgia Public Service Commission to support completion of the two Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plant units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia, USA.
Springfields – Employees at the Westinghouse nuclear fuel manufacturing site at Springfields, near Preston, have helped the British Red Cross maintain a much-needed wheelchair service in Lancashire.
Westinghouse Springfields has joined a government-backed Nuclear Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group to help train the next generation of nuclear engineers.
Late in 2014, the government announced a new programme called Degree Apprenticeships in a number of fields, including nuclear engineering. Because of its long tradition offering engineering apprenticeships, Westinghouse Springfields was chosen as one of the initial members of the Trailblazer Group to help develop the new programme.