WESTINGHOUSE, BURNS & MCDONNELL IN SMR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PACT

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Westinghouse Electric and received via e-mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
WESTINGHOUSE AND BURNS & MCDONNELL ENTER INTO AGREEMENT TO
FURTHER THE WESTINGHOUSE SMALL MODULAR REACTOR PROJECT
DEVELOPMENT 
Construction of a single Westinghouse SMR estimated to create
nearly $3 billion in economic impact and thousands of U.S. jobs
in more than 15 states 
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4, 2013 - Westinghouse Electric Company today
announced that it has entered into an agreement with Burns &
McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. to further the development
and licensing of the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR), a
passively safe design that has the potential to provide
economical, secure sources of emissions-free electricity
generation to the world’s rapidly changing and diverse markets. 
Under the scope of the agreement, Burns & McDonnell will perform
a variety of engineering services in support of the ongoing
efforts to develop the base plant design and the Design
Certification Document (DCD) for the Westinghouse SMR.
Additionally, Burns & McDonnell will provide engineering
services to assist with development of the Westinghouse SMR
construction program. 
“Westinghouse is extremely pleased to work with Burns &
McDonnell in our pursuit of Design Certification for the
Westinghouse SMR,” said Danny Roderick, Westinghouse president
and chief executive officer. “The Westinghouse SMR has
tremendous potential to advance clean nuclear energy technology
while supporting U.S. nuclear industry leadership and
competitiveness by taking advantage of Westinghouse’s global
export capabilities. As a nation, we need to take action now to
strengthen the commercial U.S. nuclear industry that has already
contributed so much to our country.” 
“We are excited to be working with Burns & McDonnell in our
efforts to become the first-to-market with the Westinghouse SMR,
which will be 100 percent sourced in the United States,” said
Dr. Kate Jackson, chief technology officer and senior vice
president, Westinghouse Research and Technology. “Westinghouse
is the global leader in nuclear technology and development, with
an established U.S. supply base. The burgeoning small modular
reactor industry will further ensure that the United States
continues to become increasingly energy independent while also
creating thousands of well-paying jobs here at home.” 
Westinghouse estimates that the building of a single
Westinghouse SMR will provide an estimated economic impact of
nearly $3 billion in greater than 15 states and will create or
sustain more than 15,000 direct and indirect jobs. As this
technology is exported to the world, the number of U.S. jobs
would continue to increase. 
“We believe this partnership will put U.S.-manufactured small
modular reactor technology into a leadership position in our
country and around the world,” said Ray Kowalik, President of
the Burns & McDonnell Energy Division. “There is no question
that nuclear power has to be a bigger player if we are serious
about reducing our reliance on carbon-based fuel sources. SMRs
are a great alternative to large nuclear reactors due to their
more predictable costs and the speed at which they can be
constructed. We have decades of experience designing the most
advanced power facilities in the world and we are eager to put
that experience to work with the Westinghouse team.” 
The Westinghouse SMR team, including the NexStart SMR Alliance,
a consortium of current and prospective nuclear plant owners and
operators; cooperative, municipal and investor-owned electric
service providers; and, other public and private enterprises,
will work collaboratively to execute a proposed project having
an objective of receiving from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission design certification of the Westinghouse SMR and then
a combined construction and operating license for a Westinghouse
SMR at Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center. 
The Westinghouse SMR is a 225 MWe integral pressurized water
reactor (PWR) with all primary components located inside of the
reactor vessel. It is the company’s next product innovation
utilizing passive safety systems and proven components, as well
as modular construction techniques - all realized and already
licensed in the nuclear industry-leading AP1000® nuclear power
plant design, the first and only Generation III+ reactor to
receive Design Certification from the U.S. NRC and which is
currently being built in China and the U.S. Westinghouse
believes that by building upon the concepts and advances in
technology achieved in the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor, the
Westinghouse SMR design will provide licensing, construction and
operational certainty that no other SMR supplier can match with
competitive economics. 
Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction,
environmental and consulting services firm. Burns & McDonnell is
currently the 23rd largest AEC firm in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 ranking. The firm is among the leaders in many
categories, including the No. 2 ranked firm in the Transmission
& Distribution category. With the multidisciplinary expertise of
more than 3,400 professionals in more than 30 regional, national
and international offices, Burns & McDonnell plans, designs,
permits, constructs and manages facilities worldwide with one
mission in mind: to make its clients successful. 
Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba
Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world’s pioneering nuclear energy
company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and
technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse
supplied the world’s first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in
Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis
for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear
plants. 
CONTACT: Sarah Barczyk
Westinghouse Communications
Telephone: +1 412-374-3705
Email: barczysj@westinghouse.com 
(sgp) NY 
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