Pittsburgh, PA, May 30, 2008 — Westinghouse Electric Co. announced that it and its partner, The Shaw Group Inc.’s power group, have signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) with South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corp., and Santee Cooper, a state-owned electric and water utility in South Carolina, to provide two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power units at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, SC.
Steve Tritch, Westinghouse president and CEO, said the EPC contract, the second to be signed by Westinghouse in the last six weeks, shows that nuclear power is now fully accepted as a cost-competitive, clean and highly safe source of baseload generation.
In March, SCE&G and Santee Cooper submitted an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a combined construction and operating license (COL). Once approved, the COL would authorize the companies to build and operate up to two new nuclear reactors at the utilities’ existing V.C. Summer Nuclear Station site in Jenkinsville, SC.
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