Westinghouse to Provide Ukraine Nuclear Plant Lead Test Assemblies

 Westinghouse to Provide Ukraine Nuclear Plant Lead Test Assemblies

Westinghouse Electric Co. was picked by ČEZ a.s. in the Czech Republic to supply six lead test assemblies (LTAs) for the Temelín nuclear power plant.
Westinghouse is licensed to supply Temelín with its VVER-1000 fuel design. The company will manufacture the LTAs at its facility in Sweden through Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB. In 201, Westinghouse will provide five fuel reloads to South Ukraine and Zaporizhzhia nuclear plants in Ukraine.
There are currently 131 nuclear plants in the EU, and over 60 percent are based on Westinghouse technology of U.S. or European design. Five countries – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary and Slovakia – operate Russian VVER-1000 or VVER-440 reactors and are 100 percent dependent on Russian fuel supply. Westinghouse and Ukraine’s nuclear power operator Energoatom signed a contract extension in December 2014 for its VVER-1000 reactors. Inspections showed that Westinghouse fuel performs to specification and has not exhibited any flaws in its operation.
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