Emerson Process Management has secured a contract from Westinghouse Electric Company to provide critical control valves to be used in two AP1000 pressurized water reactors at the Alvin W Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Burke County, Georgia, US.

Engineering and construction activities on the Vogtle units 3 and 4 are underway.

Commercial operation of unit 3 is expected in 2016 and unit 4 in 2017.

The company said Emerson’s Fisher control valves covered by the purchase orders are identical to those selected for the first four AP1000 nuclear power plants being built in China.

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