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President Jimmy Carter's Address to the Nation on Energy
President Jimmy Carter (b. 1924) giving one of his fireside chats on energy. The message was usually focused on energy conservation. President Carter was elected to office several years after the 1973 Oil Embargo, which devastated the gas turbine…

Dual-Fuel Nozzle for Synthetic Gas and Natural Gas
A dual-fuel nozzle for conversion of a 15MW Westinghouse 191 (W191) gas turbine to burn low-BTU coal-derived synthetic gas for a proof-of-concept demonstration of a gasifier at Dow Chemical Company's facility in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Dow claimed…

Westinghouse Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plant
A conceptual design of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant, which was created to show how a Westinghouse Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) combined-cycle plant would be co-located with the Westinghouse Gasification System.…

Westinghouse Synthetic Gas Process Development Unit
Westinghouse Electric's synthetic gas Process Development Unit (PDU) that was built and operated at Waltz Mill in Madison, Pennsylvania, beginning in 1972. The U.S. government program under which Westinghouse performed low-BTU gas testing was aimed…

Westinghouse 501D5 Combustor Designed for Future Synthetic Gas Use
The Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) combustor, designed for future synthetic gas use. When the new W501D5 was introduced in 1980, the combustor basket design showed evidence of what was learned under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) test program.…

Synthetic Gas and Standard Fuel Nozzle for the Westinghouse 501B Gas Turbine
A synthetic gas and standard fuel nozzle for the Westinghouse 501B (W501B) gas turbine. The newer low-BTU gas nozzle, shown on the left, is substantially different from the older nozzle, shown on the right. The low-heating value fuel test gas had…

Synthetic Fuel Supply at Westinghouse Electric's Gas Turbine Laboratory, 1971
The synthetic fuel supply at Westinghouse Electric's gas turbine laboratory in Lester, Pennsylvania, in 1971. In 1970, Westinghouse obtained a contract under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and, later, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),…

Westinghouse Electric Small Steam and Gas Turbine Division Christmas Card
A seasonal card from the Marketing Department of Westinghouse Electric's Small Steam and Gas Turbine Division (SSGT). Ted Anthony was Marketing Manager for the department and Don Jones was the Sales Manager for the United States.Originally called the…

Westinghouse: A Proud History of Combustion Turbine Experience
A timeline showing the history of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and combustion turbines from 1944 to 1990. Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh,…

Forty-Five Years of U.S. Gas Turbine Sales Data
A chart showing 45 years of the gas turbine market in the United States. The chart begins with the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965, which accelerated the growth of electric utility market for gas turbines in the United States. Later events, most…

First Westinghouse 501G Being Shipped from Hamilton Works
The first Westinghouse 501G (W501G) gas turbine being shipped from Hamilton Works in Hamilton, Canada, around October of 1998. This photograph was taken just after Siemens acquired the Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business…

501G Design Features
The 250MW-class Westinghouse 501G (W501G) gas turbine was introduced in 1994 as the largest and most efficient (38.5% LHV) 60Hz gas turbine in the world. The W501G also had an introductory combined-cycle efficiency of 58 percent.Originally called the…

First Westinghouse-Manufactured 501F Heads to Korea: Shipment Culminates of 24 Months of Work
The first Westinghouse 501F (W501F) engine being readied for shipment from Pensacola, Florida, to Ulsan, South Korea, in October of 1995. The W501F featured a new Dry Low mono-nitrogen oxides combustion system. Prior to this milestone, the W501F was…

Value Plus: Introducing the Westinghouse 501F 145-MW Advanced Design Combustion Turbine System
A brochure advertising the 150MW-class (introductory rating) Westinghouse 501F (W501F) combustion turbine, which was developed from 1987 to 1989 as a joint engineering program between Westinghouse Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The W501F…

Westinghouse 501F Combustion Turbine Advertisement
The first advertisement for the Westinghouse 501F (W501F) combustion turbine in June of 1988. The 150MW-class (introductory rating) W501F was developed from 1987 to 1989 as a joint engineering program between Westinghouse Electric and Mitsubishi…

Westinghouse 501F Combustion Turbine
The 150MW-class (introductory rating) Westinghouse 501F (W501F) combustion turbine, which was developed from 1987 to 1989 as a joint engineering program between Westinghouse Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The W501F evolved in the tradition…

Bellingham Energy Center
The Bellingham Energy Center in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Built in 1991, the facility is now owned and operated by NextEra Energy. A slip stream of exhaust gas is exported to a carbon dioxide-recovery unit to achieve QF status, as required by the…

Westinghouse Electric Combustion Turbine Operations Mug
A mug for Westinghouse Electric's Combustion Turbine Operations (CTO) mug, which was given to each employee who transferred from the CTO's location in Concordville, Pennsylvania, to Orlando, Florida, where the division was being relocated. CTO was…

Westinghouse Electric Combustion Turbine Systems Division
The headquarters for Westinghouse Electric's Combustion Turbine Systems Division (CTSD) in Concordville, Pennsylvania. The world-class development laboratory at left background featured rigs for component testing at engine operating conditions,…

We Are Building a New Image in Concordville
An artist’s concept of new headquarters for Westinghouse Electric's Combustion Turbine Systems Division (CTSD) in Concordville, Pennsylvania. CTSD was one of the divisions relocated to Orlando, Florida, in 1987.Originally called the Westinghouse…

Dow Chemical Company's Westinghouse 501D5 Gas Turbines
Dow Chemical Company's Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) gas turbines in Plaquemine, Louisiana. In 1987, two W501D5 gas turbines at this plant operated on synthetic gas from coal as part of the largest integrated gasification combined-cycle plant in the…

Capital Cogeneration's Westinghouse 501D5 Gas Turbines
Capital Cogeneration's 450MW Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) gas turbines in Pasadena, Texas. This power plant was built by H. B. Zachry Company from 1983 to 1984 as is considered the first Westinghouse PURPA plant (named in reference to the Public…

Gas Lines During the 1973 Oil Crisis
Gas lines in Maryland during the 1973 Oil Crisis, which began in October when member state of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) initiated an oil embargo on the United States. The embargo began in response to American…

Westinghouse 501D Gas Turbines at Shedgum Gas Plant
Nine Westinghouse 501D (W501D) gas turbines, rated at 95.5MW, as the Shedgum Gas Plant in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. These W501Ds were installed from 1978 to 1981. The Saudi market for large 60Hz gas turbines was key to Westinghouse business during…

PACE 520 Power Plant
The indoor Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) 520 power plant located at the port of Dos Bocas, Mexico, which began operations in 1975. Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) ordered several of Westinghouse Electric's PACE combined-cycle plants,…

Southern California Edison Company's Coolwater PACE 520 Power Plant
Southern California Edison Company's Coolwater Station in Daggett, California. This Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) 520 combined-cycle power plant began operating in 1977 and was designed with the inlet air filters mounted overhead on telescoping…

Florida Power and Light Company's Palatka Station
The Florida Power and Light Company's Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) 520, which consists of two mirror-image PACE 260 plants, in Palatka, Florida. The plant was installed in 1976. PACE combined-cycle plants are comprised of two Westinghouse 501…

El Paso Electric Company Newman Station
El Paso Electric Company installed a Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) 260 combined-cycle plant at its Newman Station in El Paso, Texas, in 1975. Plant was designed with inlet air filters mounted above the overhead crane using telescoping inlet…

Public Service of Oklahoma's Comanche Power Station
The Public Service of Oklahoma's (PSO) Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) 260 at the Comanche Power Station in Lawton, Oklahoma. Comanche was the first of the Westinghouse Electric's PACE plants installed in 1973. After several upgrades and…

PACE 260 Combined-Cycle Power Plants
A list of Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) combined-cycle plant installations from 1973 to1984. Power at Combined Efficiency (PACE) 260 was the original designation of the plant design because the early plants used the 80MW Westinghouse 501B…

PACE 320 Combined-Cycle Power Plant Diagram
A simplified power cycle diagram depicting the concept in which two Westinghouse 501 (W501) gas turbines exhaust into individual heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and produce steam for a 100 MW steam turbine. In 1970, Westinghouse introduced the…

96MW-Power Barge
Several barge-mounted units using both Westinghouse 251B9 (W251B9) and Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) EconoPac gas turbines, which were built at Sabah Shipyards, Malaysia. Several barge-mounted units using both Westinghouse 251B10 (W251B10) and W501D5…

48MW-Power Barge
Several barge-mounted units using both Westinghouse 251B9 (W251B9) and Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) EconoPac gas turbines, which were built at Sabah Shipyards, Malaysia. Several barge-mounted units using both Westinghouse 251B10 (W251B10) and W501D5…

Westinghouse 501F EconoPac Gas Turbine
The installation of the Westinghouse 501F (W501F) 166MW-EconoPac gas turbine unit in Barranquilla, Colombia, around 1997. Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in…

Electroperú's Westinghouse 501D5 EconoPac Gas Turbines
The installation of two Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) 100 MW-class gas turbine units at Electroperú's La Ventanilla Thermal Power Station near Callao, Peru, which was installed from 1993 to 1995. Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company,…

Comisión Federal de Electricidad's Westinghouse 251 EconoPac Gas Turbines
The installation of the Westinghouse 251 (W251) EconoPac gas turbine units at Comisión Federal de Electricidad's (CFE) generation station in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which began operations in 1980. Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company,…

Nevada Power Company's Westinghouse 501B EconoPac Gas Turbines
The installation of three of the Westinghouse 501B (W501B) EconoPac gas turbine units at Nevada Power Company's Clark Generating Station in Las Vegas, Nevada, which began operations in 1979. These units were later converted to combined-cycle…

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's Westinghouse 501AA EconoPac Gas Turbines
The installation of four of the Westinghouse 501AA (W501AA) EconoPac gas turbine units at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's ​​​​​​​Perryman Generating Station in Aberdeen, Maryland, which began operations in 1972. Originally called…

Westinghouse 501D5 EconoPac-Model Power Plant
A model of Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) EconoPac-packaged simple-cycle power plant around 1983. This diagram illustrates the arrangements of all major components and subsystems. A full gas turbine power plant arrives at site as a set of prepackaged…

Godavari Project Westinghouse 251 Gas Turbine
Three Westinghouse 251B9 (W251B9) gas turbines were sold to Rolls Royce for the Godavari Power Project. in Kakinada, India. This photograph shows delivery of one of the gas turbines to the site by elephant-escorted transport.Originally called the…

Westinghouse Model 251B Combustion Turbine
A drawing of the Westinghouse 251B10 (W251B10) gas turbine showing design features characteristic of Westinghouse design around 1983. Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing…

Westinghouse 251B10 Gas Turbine
A diagram of the W251B10 50MW-class gas turbine. From circa 1985 through 1998, the Westinghouse 251B10 (W251B10) gas turbine was manufactured at Westinghouse Electric's facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Westinghouse 251 (W251) gas turbine…

501F Designed for Growth
A chart showing the growth (power rating vs. combined cycle efficiency) of the advanced Westinghouse 501F (W501F) gas turbine from its introductory rating of 150MW in 1988 to 181MW in 1998, at the time of that Siemens acquired Westinghouse's gas…

Westinghouse 501F Gas Turbine
The development of the advanced Westinghouse 501F (W501F) gas turbine began in 1987 as a joint engineering program with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a long-time licensee of Westinghouse. The introductory rating of the 501F was 150MW. The first four…

Westinghouse 501D5 Gas Turbine
A Westinghouse 501D (W501D) gas turbine in Pensacola, Florida, around 1988. Westinghouse Electric began to assemble large gas turbines at its plant in Pensacola, Florida, which was originally built to manufacture components for nuclear power plants.…

Westinghouse 501D Gas Turbine
Westinghouse Electric's 100 MW-class Westinghouse 501D (W501D) gas turbine, which was the first to operate at 2000F rotor inlet temperature in 1975. This design included a generator drive feature, original with Westinghouse and later adopted by…

Westinghouse 501D Gas Turbine
A drawing of the internal design and construction of Westinghouse Electric's 100 MW-class Westinghouse 501D (W501D) gas turbine, which was the first to operate at 2000F rotor inlet temperature in 1975. This design included a generator drive feature,…

Westinghouse 501AA Gas Turbine
The Westinghouse 501AA (W501AA) gas turbine, rated at 58MW, was introduced in 1971. The turbine is shown here on railcar at Westinghouse Electric facility in Lester, Pennsylvania, with executives of the Gas Turbine Department's Small Steam and Gas…

W501A Gas Turbine
The W501A, rated at 37MW, was introduced by Westinghouse Electric in 1968 as a direct successor to the W301. The first W501A was installed at Dow Chemical Company's plant Freeport, Texas.Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George…

W501 Evolution
A table showing the evolution of the W501 gas turbine. Following the introduction of the W501A in 1967-1968, Westinghouse Electric Corporation's technology evolved as turbine inlet temperatures increased by means of improved internal cooling and…

U.S. Combustion Turbine Market
A chart showing the U.S. gas turbine market from 1965 to 1990, with forecasts through 2000. The chart begins with the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965, which accelerated the growth of electric utility market for gas turbines in the United States.…

LIFE (November 19, 1965)
The cover of LIFE for its issue published on November 19, 1965. The cover photograph shows Times Square and the Union Carbide Building in Midtown Manhattan of New York City, New York, during the Great Northeast Blackout. The blackout occurred on…

Salt Grass 4xW501 Combined Cycle Power Systems Engineering Gas Turbine
The 300MW Salt Grass plant, designed and built by Power Systems Engineering, later known as Destec Engineering, comprised four separate single-shaft combined cycle units. The gas turbines, steam turbines (4x25MW units) and generators were on the same…

Salt Grass Combined-Cycle Plant
The 300MW Salt Grass combined-cycle plant using 4xW501 gas turbines (1xW501A, 3xW501AA). The plant was built as a dedicated power supply for Dow Chemical Company’s chemical plant operations in Freeport, Texas. The plant was designed, built, and…

West Texas Utilities Company Combined-Cycle Power Plant
The first pre-engineered combined-cycle power plant installed by the West Texas Utilities Company at its power station in San Angelo, Texas. The Westinghouse Electric gas turbine used for that application was a supercharged model W301, nominally…

W201 U.S. Steel Blast Furnace Gas Turbine
A diagram of the W201 U.S. Steel blast furnace gas turbine. The unique application of a modified version of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's W201 (rated at 20,000) was installed at South Works, a U.S. Steel manufacturing plant in Chicago,…

Gas Turbine-Driven Locomotive
A gas turbine-driven locomotive. By 1948, the Westinghouse Electric Corporation also built an experimental 4000 hp gas turbine-driven locomotive with the Baldwin Company of Chester, Pennsylvania, that used two of W21 gas turbine units. Initial…

Evolution of the Central Station Steam Turbine in the United States
An academic paper by Ronald L. Bannister and George J. Silvestri, Jr., presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) Winter Annual Meeting in 1988. Westinghouse Electric Corporation pioneered in the development of steam turbines…

Westinghouse J34 Engine
The Westinghouse J34 was a turbojet engine developed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Aviation Gas Turbine Division in the late 1940s. Essentially an enlarged version of the earlier Westinghouse J30, the J34 produced 3,000 pounds of thrust,…

Westinghouse J30 Engine
Westinghouse Electric's J30 jet engine, originally known as the J19B, was a simple and robust unit with six-stage compressor, annular combustor, and single-stage turbine. The J30 initially gave 1,200 pounds of thrust, but improved to 1,600 in…

First Flight Test of the WE19B Engine Under Chance Vought Corsair FG-1
The first flight test WE19B under a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair airplane. The WE19B was a improved version of the first engine, the WE19B (later known as the J30) was flight tested in January of 1944 as a booster unit on a Chance Vought Corsair FG-1…

Westinghouse Electric W19XB-2B Jet Engine
In March of 1943, the first U.S.-designed and -manufactured jet engine went on test for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 15 months after the signing of a contract with the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer). This first engine, with a…

Westinghouse Nuclear Components Division and Manufacturing Capabilities
A brochure featuring Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Nuclear Components Division manufacturing facility in Pensacola, Florida. After the downturn in the business, became the sole Westinghouse factory dedicated to both large and small nuclear…

Building Block Applications: A Guide to Turbine Element Selection
A guide to turbine element selection. This booklet was produced by Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Steam Turbine Division in 1973 as an applications guide for customers, power plant engineers, and Westinghouse salesmen in the field. At the time,…

Combustion Turbine Repowering of Reheat Steam Power Plants
An academic paper by Richard W. Foster-Pegg, presented at the Pacific Coast Electric Association in March of 1980. During the mid-1970s and into the 1980s, Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Combustion Turbine Systems Division actively participated…

Large Rotating Apparatus Plant: Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh
A brochure, produced between 1980 and 1985 to highlight the features of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Large Rotating Apparatus (LRA) Plant, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The LRA Plant opened in 1883 and was one of the first manufacturing…

Total Quality into the 21st Century: 1990 Total Quality Improvement Plan
A brochure describing Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Quality Improvement Program for its Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), launched in 1990 with the goal of creating a Total Quality Culture throughout the organization and all phases of the…

Memorandum from P. E. Lego (May 20, 1988)
A memorandum from P. E. Lego, Chief Operating Officer of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Energy and Utility Systems Group, regarding the restructuring of the Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) in 1988. In 1983, the Westinghouse power…

Memorandum from C. A. Weeks, Thomas A. Christopher, and Raymond J. Sero (May 31, 1996)
A memorandum from C. A. Weeks, Thomas A. Christopher, and Raymond J. Sero regarding recent appointments and the restructuring of the Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) in 1996. At the time that the memo was written, Weeks was the General Manager…

Westinghouse Electric Corporation Generation Systems Division Organizational Chart
An organizational chart of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Generation Systems Division in 1995. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting with the Steam Turbine Generator Division, was taking shape in its new Orlando…

Westinghouse Electric Corporation Management Structure
An organizational chart of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's management structure and its Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) in 1994. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting with the Steam Turbine Generator…

Memorandum from H. Art Vedner and Frank R. Bakos (January 7, 1994)
A memorandum from H. Art Vedner, Controller of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), and Frank R. Bakos, Vice President and General Manager of the PGBU, regarding recent appointments in the unit in 1994. In 1983,…

Memorandum from E. Paul Loch and Frank R. Bakos (January 7, 1994)
A memorandum from E. Paul Loch, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Manufacturing Operations Divisions, and Frank R. Bakos, Vice President and General Manager of the Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), regarding…

Memorandum from Romano Salvatori and Frank R. Bakos (January 7, 1994)
A memorandum from Romano Salvatori, Deputy General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), and Frank R. Bakos, Vice President and General Manager of the PGBU, regarding recent appointments and the…

Memorandum from Frank R. Bakos (January 7, 1994)
A memorandum from Frank R. Bakos, Vice President and General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), regarding recent appointments and the restructuring of the PGBU in 1994. In 1983, the Westinghouse…

Memorandum from Frank R. Bakos (November 20, 1990)
A memorandum from Frank R. Bakos, Vice President and General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), regarding recent appointments and the restructuring of the PGBU in 1990. In 1983, the Westinghouse…

Memorandum from Romano Salvatori and Frank Bakos (November 20, 1990)
A memorandum from Romano Salvatori, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Commercial Operations Divisions, and Frank R. Bakos, Vice President and General Manager of the Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU),…

Memorandum from Romano Salvatori and Frank R. Bakos (November 20, 1990)
A memorandum from Romano Salvatori, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Commercial Operations Divisions, and Frank R. Bakos, Vice President and General Manager of the Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU),…

Memorandum from Dominic A. Bartol (August 14, 1989)
A memorandum from Dominic A. Bartol, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business Unit's (PGBU) Engineering Department, regarding the restructuring of the division in 1989. In 1983, the Westinghouse power…

Westinghouse Electric Power Generation Projects Division Organizational Charts
An organizational chart of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Projects Division in 1989. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting with the Steam Turbine Generator Division, was taking shape in its new…

Memorandum from Romano Salvatori (April 17, 1989)
A memorandum from Romano Salvatori, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Projects Division (PPDD), regarding the restructuring of the division in 1989. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation,…

Memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell (July 8, 1988)
A memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Systems Division, regarding the restructuring of the Power Projects Development Department in 1988. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business…

Memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell (June 24, 1988)
A memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Systems Division, regarding recent appointments and realignments of the Energy Systems Business Unit (ESBU) in 1988. In 1983, the Westinghouse power…

Memorandum from Theodore Stern (May 20, 1988)
A memorandum from Theodore Stern, Executive Vice President of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Energy and Utility Systems Group, regarding the restructuring of the Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) in 1988. In 1983, the Westinghouse power…

Memorandum from D. H. Pierce (April 12, 1988)
A memorandum from D. H. Pierce, General Manager of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Systems Operation Division, regarding the development of joint ventures with ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB). The partnership would serve power generation,…

Westinghouse Electric Generation Technology Systems Division Organizational Chart
An organizational chart of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Generation Technology Systems Division (GTSD). In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting with the Steam Turbine Generator Division, was taking shape in its…

Westinghouse Electric Combustion Turbine Operations Organizational Charts
An organizational chart of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Combustion Turbine Operations, 1987. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting with the Steam Turbine Generator Division, was taking shape in its new Orlando…

Memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell to Energy Systems Technology Divisions (May 7, 1987)
A memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell regarding recent appointments and realignments of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Generation Technology Systems Division (GTSD) in 1987. The Steam Turbine Generator Division (STGD) was taking shape under the…

Memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell (May 7, 1987)
A memorandum from Thomas E. Campbell regarding recent appointments and realignments of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Generation Technology Systems Division (GTSD) in 1987. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting…

Westinghouse Electric Generation Projects Organizational Charts
An organizational chart of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Generation Projects I, managed by C. A. Weeks, and Generation Projects II, managed by D. M. Johnson. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting with the Steam…

Memorandum from Frank R. Bakos (May 14, 1986)
A memorandum from Marketing Manager K. A. Oleson and Commercial Operations Manager A. R. Collier to Electric Utility Sales and Electric Utility International regarding the reorganization of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Steam Turbine Generator…

Westinghouse Electric Power Generation Organizational Charts
An organizational chart of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Operations Division (PGOD), managed by D. H. Pierce, and Turbine Generator Commercial Division (TGCD), managed by R. E. G. Ractcliff. In 1983, the Westinghouse power…

Memorandum from E. J. Cattabiani to W. Kostyshyn, R. A. Thomas, A. C. Sekerka, P. Messina, R. Baker, D. R. Bennett, W. Dollard, M. D. Gill, S. Howell, J. P. Daley, V. Andersen, J. Micka, A. Axt, D. Webb, and E. Dubois (October 19, 1984)
A memorandum from E. J. Cattabiani to W. Kostyshyn, R. A. Thomas, A. C. Sekerka, P. Messina, R. Baker, D. R. Bennett, W. Dollard, M. D. Gill, S. Howell, J. P. Daley, V. Andersen, J. Micka, A. Axt, D. Webb, and E. Dubois, regarding the retirement of…

Memorandum from K. A. Oleson and A. R. Collier to Electric Utility Sales and Electric Utility International (September 14, 1983)
A memorandum from Marketing Manager K. A. Oleson and Commercial Operations Manager A. R. Collier to Electric Utility Sales and Electric Utility International regarding the reorganization of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Steam Turbine Generator…

Super Tough Gator Division
A document detailing the organization of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Steam Turbine Generator Division (STGD), nicknamed the Super Tough Gator Division. In 1983, the Westinghouse power generation business operation, starting with the Steam…

Commemorating the Opening of a Museum Honor George Westinghouse
A brochure of commemorative images published in 1988 as part of the celebration of the dedication of the George Westinghouse Museum, located in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. The historic building, colloquially called The Castle, selected to house the…

Westinghouse: The Power Behind Combined Cycle Plants
A brochure that contains a summary of Westinghouse' Electric's gas turbine experience, starting during the 1940s when Westinghouse developed the first American-designed jet engine under contract with the U.S. Navy.Westinghouse Electric Corporation…

The Power Generation Canadian Division
A brochure for Westinghouse Electric's Power Generation Canadian Division, located in Hamilton, Canada. Since its founding in 1903, Westinghouse Canada, Inc. (WECAN) was an integral part of the Westinghouse Electric Company's engineering and…

How George Westinghouse Changed the World
An article published in Mechanical Engineering about the impact of George Westinghouse (1846-1914), who founded of the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse…

Take a New Look...at Westinghouse Combustion Turbines
In April of 1987, the Combustion Turbine Systems Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation was relocated from its prior headquarters in Concordville, Pennsylvania to the World Headquarters of Westinghouse Power Generation located at The…

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Title

Westinghouse Electric Collection

Alternative Title

Westinghouse Collection

Subject

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Description

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business the The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its divison headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling, and a top-level decision to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings in the area were leased and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation of Germany in 1998, additional buildings (Quad II and Quad III) were added to the original complex at the Quadrangle. From 1998 to 2003 the Orlando operation was known as Siemens-Westinghouse, after which the name of Westinghouse was dropped. The operation has been known as Siemens from that time forward.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Curator

DeRosa, Peter
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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