Westinghouse has completed the fabrication of all 157 fuel assemblies and related components for the first-ever AP1000 nuclear power plant, Sanmen 1, in Zhejiang province, China. Sanmen 1 is due to start generating electricity in 2013.

In a statement the company said the fuel was fabricated in Westinghouse’s Columbia facility in South Carolina.

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It has already been delivered to Sanmen Nuclear Power Company (also in Columbia) for later shipment to China.

Westinghouse says is pursuing production of AP1000 fuel across its global manufacturing facilities.

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