Westinghouse’s strategic link-up with Czech nuclear firm

Westinghouse Electric Company has confirmed an important strategic partnership with Czech company Vitkovice a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic.

Vitkovice will join the Westinghouse/Toshiba/Metrostav team to jointly offer as a potential fabricator of key structural and mechanical equipment modules, should the AP1000 reactor be selected to complete the expansion of the Temelin nuclear power plant.

The strategic partnership marks a further important milestone in Westinghouse's ongoing activities to develop and subsequently deliver a highly competitive tender to CEZ, for the construction of two AP1000 reactors at the Temelin site in the South Bohemian region of the country.

According to Westinghouse, it follows a number of important exclusive Memoranda of Understanding between Westinghouse and major Czech companies, notably I&C Energo and Metrostav, in an effort to establish a strong, diverse and high-quality local supply chain.

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