Westinghouse Awarded $40-Million Order For Navy Generator Sets

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been awarded a $40-million contract by Newport News Shipbuilding to build eight turbine generator sets for the CVN-17, the Navy's fifth nuclear aircraft carrier.

The contract was awarded to the Westinghouse Marine Division in Sunnyvale, a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The eight turbine generators are similar to others previously built by Westinghouse for three of the Navy's existing nuclear aircraft carriers, the Nimitz, Eisenhower, and Vinson.

Turbines, auxiliary condensers and the foundation of the eight turbine generator sets will be built by the Marine Division in Sunnyvale. Electrical components for the turbine generator sets will be manufactured at Westinghouse's East Pittsburgh plant.

Delivery of the turbine generator sets to Newport News Shipbuilding is scheduled for 1983.

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