Strategic Partnerships for Westinghouse AP1000® in Eastern Europe
Last week, Westinghouse Electric Company (ENS Corporate Member) signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with ten companies in Poland.
The MOUs cover cooperation on the potential deployment of six AP1000® plants for the Polish Nuclear Power Plant program and other potential AP1000® reactor projects in Central and Eastern Europe.
Westinghouse is well positioned to help Poland meet its energy goals through in-country investments in nuclear technologies
said Miroslaw Kowalik, President of Westinghouse Poland.
On 13 January, Westinghouse Electric Company signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) also with seven companies in the Czech Republic.
The MOUs signed at the Ministry of Industry and Trade cover cooperation on the potential deployment of an AP1000® plant for the Dukovany-5 project as well as other potential AP1000 projects in Central Europe.
Westinghouse is one of three finalists in the Dukovany nuclear power plant tender.
Last November, Westinghouse Electric Company and Energoatom signed a contract in Kyiv, outlining the details of their agreement to bring Westinghouse AP1000® reactors to Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant, in Ukraine.
Westinghousetechnology is the only Generation III+ reactor technology licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and in several countries in Europe and Asia. Four AP1000 units are in commercial operation in China and two more are nearing completion at the Vogtle site in the US. Moreover, this technology has been selected for a six-unit project in India and is under consideration by several countries all around the world.