15:17 uur 19-10-2015

Bestuurder Westinghouse bespreekt rol in noorden VK met premier David Cameron

CHORLEY, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bestuursvoorzitter van Westinghouse Electric Company Danny Roderick heeft in een gesprek met de Britse premier David Cameron aangegeven waarom Noord-Engeland volgens hem een goede locatie is voor inkomende investeringen. Daarbij gaf hij ook aan welk aandeel Westinghouse reeds heeft in het succes van de regio en welke rol het bedrijf kan blijven spelen.

De ontmoeting, die plaatshad in New York, was georganiseerd door UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) en werd bijgewoond door een aantal hooggeplaatste personen uit uiteenlopende sectoren. Gedurende de bijeenkomst zagen Roderick en Cameron kans de kracht van de kernenergiesector in Noord-Engeland te bespreken, waaronder de activiteiten van Westinghouse. De Westinghouse-vestiging Springfields was belangrijk voor de de ontwikkeling van een kernenergieprogramma in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, omdat het al bijna zeventig jaar lang de productiefaciliteit voor kernbrandstof is. Westinghouse heeft momenteel meer dan 1100 mensen uit de regio rond Springfields in dienst. Daarnaast heeft het kernenergiebedrijf kantoren in de omgeving van Preston en West Cumbria.


Westinghouse CEO Meets with Prime Minister David Cameron to Discuss the UK’S Northern Powerhouse

CHORLEY, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company President and Chief Executive Officer Danny Roderick met with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss why Northern England is a good location for inward investment and the role that Westinghouse is already playing and can continue to play in the region’s success.

The meeting, which took place in New York, was organized by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and was attended by a number of senior figures from across a range of industries. During the meeting, Danny Roderick and David Cameron were able to discuss the strength of the nuclear sector in Northern England, including Westinghouse’s activities. Westinghouse’s Springfields site was a key player in the developing history of the UK nuclear program, having been the production facility for manufacturing nuclear fuel for nearly 70 years. Westinghouse today employs more than 1,100 people in the region at the Springfields fuel manufacturing site, and at offices in the Preston area and in West Cumbria.

The Northern Powerhouse is a proposal to boost economic growth in the Northern England, with the aim of rebalancing the UK economy away from London and the southeast.

Danny Roderick explained, “Westinghouse recognizes and is committed to supporting the UK Government’s key nuclear policy drivers for security of supply to provide safe and economic low-carbon electricity for years to come, while also contributing to the solution for high hazard risk reduction.

“We offer solutions to many of these challenges, including developing the UK’s nuclear capability in reactor technology through the three AP1000® reactors planned to be built at the Moorside site in West Cumbria, and through the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor. Building these capabilities will help the UK move from being a buyer or reactor technology to being a provider of reactor technology for global export.

“Westinghouse has also had success in contributing to the high hazard reduction at Sellafield, as we designed and implemented the floating platform that in 2015 pumped the first sludge ever from the First Generation Magnox Storage Ponds – one of the highest hazard facilities in Europe.”

“It is our company’s global nuclear capability, our primary focus on safety and quality, and our commitment to investing in skills that makes Westinghouse confident we have a key role to play in ensuring the success of the nuclear industry in the UK in general and in the Northern Powerhouse specifically,” added Mr. Roderick.

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., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants, including more than 50 percent of those in Europe.


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