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Westinghouse restructures nuclear power plant product line

29 Mar 2012

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation, is splitting its nuclear power plants product line into two distinct organizations of Nuclear Power Plant Project Delivery and Nuclear Power Plant Business Development to optimize new plant delivery and business development.

Jim Ferland will assume his new role as Westinghouse president and CEO from April 1.

The Nuclear Power Plant Project Delivery organization will focus on the delivery of new plant projects to Westinghouse customers, and will be led by senior vice president Deva Chari.

Sandy Rupprecht has been assigned to lead the Nuclear Power Plant Business Development organization as senior vice president.

Westinghouse is now building four new AP1000 plants in China, with the first expected to come online in 2013, while four plants are being built in Georgia and South Carolina in the US, with the first unit expected to come online in 2016.