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Westinghouse and Bechtel sign agreement with Czech Power Industry Alliance

Westinghouse Electric Company, along with construction partner Bechtel, signed a cooperation agreement with the Czech Power Industry Alliance. The agreement plays a critical role in leveraging the Czech Republic’s highly skilled nuclear industry in support of Westinghouse and Bechtel’s proposal to deploy AP1000 reactors in the country.

The agreement established a working group to facilitate the participation of Czech companies in the deployment of up to four AP1000 reactors at Dukovany and Temelin nuclear power plants. The selection of AP1000 technology in Poland, Bulgaria and Ukraine, as well as the potential deployment of the AP300 small modular reactor, creates additional opportunities for Czech suppliers across the region.

“We see the signing of this agreement as a very important step in the mutual cooperation of all parties involved,” said Josef Perlík, Alliance Executive Director. “The working group’s efforts will ensure maximum involvement of the Czech industry in the construction of new nuclear power sources in the Czech Republic as a truly strategic partner of the AP1000 technology.”

“Our AP1000 projects benefit greatly from robust localization of critical manufacturing and services work,” added David Durham, Energy Systems President of Westinghouse. “I expect that at least 70 per cent of the work for this major project will go to Czech companies.”

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