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Westinghouse and Slovenské elektrárne sign agreement to strengthen Slovakia’s energy security

Westinghouse Electric Company signed a long-term agreement with Slovakia’s electric utility company Slovenské elektrárne to license and supply VVER-440 fuel assemblies to its Nuclear Power Plants in the country.

The agreement supports Slovakia’s energy security and diversification of nuclear fuel as approximately 59 per cent of the electricity produced in Slovakia is generated by nuclear power plants.

“Securing another nuclear fuel supplier for our power plants is an important step in strengthening Slovakia’s energy security,” said Branislav Strýček, general director of Slovenské elektrárne. “Nuclear power plants represent an important pillar in our country’s energy mix, therefore I consider it to be crucial to secure nuclear fuel supply diversification for their stable operation.”

“We are very pleased to contribute to Slovakia’s fuel diversification and to strengthen our long-standing partnership with Slovenské elektrárne,” added Tarik Choho, Westinghouse President of Nuclear Fuel. “We offer the only fully Western alternative fuel for this type of reactor and remain committed to supporting Slovakia’s operating fleet, leveraging our Swedish fabrication footprint.”

Westinghouse is a leading supplier of nuclear fuel, providing a uniquely diversified portfolio in the industry across nuclear reactor types, including PWR, BWR, AGR and VVER. Through its world-class manufacturing facilities in Sweden, the UK and the US, the company focuses on delivering innovative fuel technologies to meet its customers’ needs for lower fuel cycle costs, increased operational flexibility and efficiency, diversity of supply and accident-tolerant products.

In the CEE region, Westinghouse is already present in Poland, Czechia, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Ukraine.

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