Westinghouse inks MOU with I&C Energo for Czech nuclear power plants

Source: Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with Czech company I & C Energo a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. 

The provisions of the agreement cover exclusive cooperation with I & C Energo related to the Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems for the new reactors, together with the associated testing and startup services. This agreement continues Westinghouse’s diligent ongoing activities to develop and subsequently deliver a valuable proposal to CEZ for the construction of the AP1000 nuclear power plant at the Temelin site in the South Bohemian region of the country. The agreement was signed in Prague by Mr. Kerry Hanahan for Westinghouse and Messrs Jan Safranek and Jiri Holinka for I & C Energo. 

Anders Jackson, Westinghouse president for its Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA), highlighted the companies’ long association with one another. 

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY: 6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first pressurized water reactor (PWR) in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa., USA. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants. 

I & C Energo, is an established Czech engineering-supply company, well positioned in the Czech industrial market, with a strong history in the nuclear power sector. I & C Energo provides contracted maintenance services and supplies for capital projects including design, erection and commissioning of I&C and electric systems. The company is part of the MOL Group, headquartered in Hungary.

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