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Petr Brzezina named President of Westinghouse in the Czech Republic

Westinghouse Electric Company named Petr Brzezina as President in the Czech Republic with responsibility for leading efforts to expand the adoption of its nuclear technology. Mr Brzezina has served as CEO and in other senior executive roles with multiple international companies including Skoda Transportation, Alstom, OHL ZS, General Electric and ABB. In 2021, Petr was named one of the top Czech CEOs of the Year by Forbes magazine.

“Petr is an experienced, trusted leader in the region and Westinghouse is proud to have him leading our team there,” said David Durham, Energy Systems President for Westinghouse. “He has the knowledge of key industries that support our efforts to meet the Czech Republic’s energy goals with our proven AP1000 technology.”

“Westinghouse has a deep history with nuclear energy in the Czech Republic. I am honoured to help expand that relationship, and to create new partnerships that will provide increased energy security for the region,” said Petr Brzezina, who will be based at the Westinghouse offices in Prague.

In November, Westinghouse submitted a bid with Bechtel Nuclear Power Company for the construction of one AP1000 unit at the Dukovany nuclear site, with the potential for another unit there and two additional reactors at the Temelin site. Westinghouse will supply nuclear fuel to Temelin beginning next year.

Westinghouse and Bechtel will partner with the Czech nuclear industry to fulfil key roles in the procurement of equipment and construction of reactors. Westinghouse has signed memoranda of understanding with 36 Czech companies to date.

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