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VENTURES: Westinghouse Opens in Cape Town


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Westinghouse Electric Company is opening the company’s new office in Cape Town in response to the increasing demand for nuclear energy and related business growth as a result of its relationship with ESKOM.

The Cape Town office will supply ESKOM’s Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, the largest supplier of electricity in Africa, with leading edge technology, integrated service and fuel solutions.  Westinghouse will employ its integrated team approach and provide immediate access to global resources for customers and partners.

“Having more Westinghouse employees working directly with ESKOM allows us to share best practices, customer knowledge and provide total engineering solutions in a stronger, more efficient manner, which is in line with our Customer 1st commitment to customer success,” said Tim Collier, vice president, Engineering Services – Component & Global Plant Engineering.  “With this extension of our global network, we are solidifying our commitment to South Africa and ESKOM by providing direct local support for continued successful operation of Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

Westinghouse delivers value in the markets it services through a localization model. “Growing Westinghouse Electric South Africa by expanding the Cape Town office is an important part of our localization strategy in

South Africa,” said Rita Bowser, regional vice president, Westinghouse Electric South Africa.

The new Westinghouse office is located at Eden on the Bay Estate, Big Bay Blouberg, Cape Town.  The employees of the newly opened Cape Town office will work directly with the employees in the Westinghouse office located in Pretoria in order to provide local and international engineering solutions and project management experience to ESKOM.

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation, is the world's pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants.

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