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AP1000 Nuclear Power Plant

Westinghouse Electric Company sets a new industry standard with the AP1000 nuclear power plant.

The AP1000 PWR is the safest and most economical nuclear power plant available in the worldwide commercial marketplace. The established design of the AP1000 plant offers three distinct advantages over other designs:

  • Unequaled safety
  • Economic competitiveness
  • Improved and more efficient operations

Based on nearly 20 years of research and development, the AP1000 plant builds and improves upon the established technology of major components used in current Westinghouse-designed plants. Components such as steam generators, digital instrumentation and controls, fuel, pressurizers and reactor vessels are currently in use around the world and have years of proven, reliable operating experience.

The AP1000 builds and improves upon the established technology of major components used in current Westinghouse-designed plants with proven, reliable operating experience over the past 50 years. These components include:

  • Steam generators
  • Digital instrumentation and controls
  • Fuel
  • Pressurizers
  • Reactor vessels
Simplification was a major design objective for the AP1000. The simplified plant design includes overall safety systems, normal operating systems, the control room, construction techniques, and instrumentation and control systems. The result is a plant that is easier and less expensive to build, operate and maintain.

The AP1000 design saves money and time with an accelerated construction time from the pouring of first concrete to the loading of fuel. Also, the innovative AP1000 features:

  • Fewer safety-related valves
  • Less safety-related piping
  • Less control cable
  • Fewer pumps
  • Less seismic building volume
AP1000® Features

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The AP1000 PWR: Simply Electric 

The Westinghouse AP1000 PWR is the most advanced commercially available nuclear power plant. Find out what sets it apart.  

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Passive Safety Systems and Timeline for Station Blackout

The advanced-passive safety systems on the AP1000 PWR provide an unmatched level of defense-in-depth. 

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