Mitsubishi drops nuclear alliance

26 January 2007

A 2002 deal with Westinghouse Electric Co to participate in its AP1000 advanced pressurised water reactor (APWR) development programme has been abandoned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). The original agreement saw MHI involved in the development and design of the reactor core, system and equipment of the AP1000 reactor.

According to media reports, MHI president Kazuo Tsukuda has said that the Japanese company would terminate agreements to licence technology to and from Westinghouse.

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