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Testing of AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Coolant Pump Successful

Testing of AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Coolant Pump Successful

Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE: CW), Westinghouse Electric Co. and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation of China (SNPTC) completed testing of a nuclear reactor coolant pump (RCP).
 
The companies said they completed final performance testing and post-test inspections of the lead AP1000 RCP. The RCP met the design requirements necessary to support operation of an AP1000 nuclear plant. The first and second RCPs will be shipped to the Sanmen Unit 1 under construction in China for arrival on site by year-end 2015. The completed test will also lead to fabrication and delivery of the remaining two RCPs for Sanmen 1, and RCPs for the seven additional AP1000s under construction in China and the U.S., including the second unit at Sanmen, and two each at Haiyang, Plant Vogtle in Georgia and V.C. Summer in South Carolina.
 
The final performance testing verified RCP operation during a full range of AP1000 operating conditions for more than 1,600 total hours, including more than 600 start-and-stop cycles. Curtiss-Wright conducted the testing and inspection at its Electro-Mechanical Division facility in Pennsylvania.
 
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