Westinghouse refuels Qinshan

Westinghouse Electric Company subsidiary PaR Nuclear has won a contract to provide refuelling equipment for new construction units at Qinshan in China. The equipment will be provided for Units 3 & 4 of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Phase II extension project. Qinshan is located in Haiyan county, Zhejiang province. Financial terms were not disclosed.


PaR Nuclear, along with its in-country fabrication partner, Shanghai Crane and Conveyor Works (SCCW), will work together to provide the equipment over the next three years, with the first equipment deliveries scheduled for summer and autumn of 2007. The contract scope includes refuelling machines, fuel transfer systems, spent fuel handling machines, and auxiliary cranes for both units. Engineering design will begin immediately with manufacturing to start later this year.


PaR Nuclear provides expertise in the area of automated fuel handling equipment and outage critical crane systems, and is the original equipment manufacturer of fuel-handling equipment for 57 nuclear power plants in seven countries. PaR Nuclear has provided more than 85 automated refuelling equipment control system upgrades.


Westinghouse Electric Company is supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse technology is used in approximately half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.