The AP1000 pressurised water reactor coolant pump has successfully completed testing in ambient operating conditions and testing has also been successfully performed at normal operating temperatures and pressures.

The tests were completed ahead of schedule, and witnessed by representatives of China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corp and owners of the four AP1000 PWR units currently being constructed in China. Curtiss-Wright EMD and Westinghouse will complete final qualification testing of the RCP over the next 12 months.