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WESTINGHOUSE INSTALLS POLAND'S FIRST WESTERN-TECHNOLOGY CONTROL SYSTEM

WESTINGHOUSE INSTALLS POLAND'S FIRST WESTERN-TECHNOLOGY CONTROL SYSTEM
    PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) today announced that it had completed installation of a modern digital control system in Poland at the Rybnik Power Plant, marking the introduction of this state-of-the-art western technology in eastern Europe.
    The controls, which significantly enhance plant operators' ability to monitor and operate safely the 1,600 megawatt coal-fired power plant, is the first of several Westinghouse advanced digital control systems ordered by Polish utilities.  The Rybnik power station is located in Poland's Silesian basin and had been controlled by analog equipment, a technology that dates to the 1950s.
    "WDPF II (the Westinghouse Distributed Processing Family) is a world-class distributed control system technology and we're confident it will play a significant role in enhancing the efficiency, reliability and pollution control efforts of Polish industry," said Dr. John B. Yasinsky, president of Westinghouse Power Systems.  "It is considered to be the world's most powerful advanced digital system for industrial processes and offers a level of versatility unmatched by any other control system technology."
    Over 2,500 Westinghouse-designed computer-based control systems are in operation or on order in 25 countries.  The WDPF II system, Westinghouse's premier control system, is the market share leader in U.S. power generation applications.
    "The Polish economy is evolving," Yasinsky said, "and it offers considerable potential for advanced technologies of the type Westinghouse can provide.  Poland has a large installed base of industrial facilities and an outstanding core of engineering and technical personnel.
    "By incorporating state-of-the-art technologies such as WDPF, Poland can quickly improve the efficiency and environmental performance of its industries.  Westinghouse is playing a key role in that process and is working in partnership with a number of Polish enterprises to see that it continues."
    In the last several months, Westinghouse has received more than $8 million in orders from Polish industries for its WDPF II control system.  Three of those are for fossil-fired power plants and another for modernization of a chemical plant.
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    /CONTACT:  Jay McCaffrey of Westinghouse Electric, 412-642-3366/
    (WX) CO:  Westinghouse Electric Corporation ST:  Pennsylvania IN:  OIL SU: DM -- PG004 -- 1334 11/18/91 10:34 EST
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