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18 September, 2013: Westinghouse AP-1000 Reactor

by Communications Team on August 1, 2013  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Download “AP-1000, The Westinghouse Reactor” Presentation Here

Mr. Andrew Drake Mr. Andrew Drake

Presentation: Since the first nuclear powered submarine (USS Nautilus – 1954) and first commercial nuclear power electrical generation station (Shippingport, PA – 1957) Westinghouse has been the industry leader in the development/evolution of larger and safer commercial nuclear power electrical generation stations. The early commercial nuclear power plants were typically less than 600 Megawatt electric (MWe) two-loop plants that were “upsized” to 3-loop (750-900 MWe) and then to 4-loop (greater than 1,000 MWe) plants. As plants were “upsized” the size and complexity of the structures, components and instrumentation grew. In the late 80’s Westinghouse recognized that a different “simplified” design was needed if nuclear power was to remain and economical source of electricity. This presentation will cover major differences between the previous generation of plant designs and the Westinghouse AP1000™, and status of current AP1000™ plants under construction.

Bio: Andrew Drake has thirty-two years experience in nuclear industry. Eight years of experience in commercial Pressurized Water Reactor operations, training and training material development including Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Certification, SRO Instructor Certification. Fifteen years of experience in project management including resource planning, program/project scheduling, cost management and invoicing. Sixteen years in various management/senior management positions related to major new plant construction/startup projects. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Miami University (Oxford, OH) and Master of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering, The Ohio State University. He is a Certified Project Management Profession (PMI) and currently President of the Plum Borough School Board.

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