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WESTINGHOUSE AWARDED $35 MILLION CONTRACT FOR POWER GENERATING EQUIPMENT

 WESTINGHOUSE AWARDED $35 MILLION CONTRACT
 FOR POWER GENERATING EQUIPMENT
 ORLANDO, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE:WX) announced today that it received a $35 million contract from Vattenfall AB Ringhals to supply six low-pressure replacement rotors for the Ringhals 1 nuclear plant near Gothenburg, Sweden.
 The rotors are expected to provide a plant performance uprating of approximately 40 additional megawatts of electricity without requiring more energy from the reactor.
 "Westinghouse received this contract following months of competition with European power systems suppliers," said Frank R. Bakos, vice president and general manager of the Westinghouse power generation business unit. "We are especially pleased to receive this order because we were chosen to replace rotors that were originally manufactured by another supplier."
 Rotors are major components of steam turbines, which are used in both nuclear and fossil-fueled power plants. High temperature steam drives the blades of the rotors to produce energy. The resulting energy runs the power plant's electrical generator.
 Westinghouse will design, manufacture, install and test the rotors on a turnkey basis, and will perform associated plant modifications related to the retrofitting of the rotors. The company will manufacture the rotors at its power generation facilities in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, N.C.
 "Westinghouse is committed to including the participation of in-country suppliers in our international activities," said Bakos, "and we have already signed contracts with several Swedish subcontractors to work on this project."
 Ringhals 1, which is equipped with two turbines, is a boiling water reactor producing 800 megawatts of electricity. The unit began operation in 1976 and has generated more than 72 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.
 Westinghouse Electric Corporation is a technology-based, diversified corporation and a world leader in the power generation industry. During its 105 years in the power generation business, Westinghouse has successfully supplied over 280,000 megawatts of power generating capacity to 45 countries.
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 /CONTACT: Dana Spiardi of Westinghouse Electric, 412-642-5866, or fax, 412-642-4985/
 (WX) CO: Westinghouse Electric Corporation ST: Pennsylvania, North Carolina IN: OIL UTI SU: CON


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