Nuclear power reactors to be equipped with Emerson valves

Westinghouse Electric Co. has awarded Emerson Process Management a contract to provide critical control valves to be used in two AP1000 pressurized water reactors at the 2,430 MW Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia. Engineering and construction activities are underway for Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle, with plans to begin commercial operation of Unit 3 in 2016 and Unit 4 in 2017.

Emerson’s Fisher control valves covered by the purchase orders are identical to those selected for the first four AP1000 nuclear power plants being built in China. As part of the AP1000 plants’ passive residual heat removal system, the valves will help achieve proper plant cooling during shutdown.

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