US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with nine more companies in the Czech Republic for cooperation on potential deployment of an AP1000 reactor for unit 5 of the Dukovany NPP as well as other potential AP1000 projects in Central Europe. Seven agreements were previously signed with Czech companies in January.
The memorandums will establish cooperation with the following companies:
- VALVEA sro, which produces valves, small modules and skids.
- Hutní montáže as, which supplies and installs steel structures, installs technological equipment, and provides crane services.
- Spálovský as, specialising in instrumentation and control (LV and MV switchboards).
- ARMATURY Group as, which manufactures valves.
- TES VSETÍN sro, producing auxiliary equipment.
- ELEKTROTECHNIKA as, specialising in instrumentation and control.
- ZVVZ GROUP as, which manufactures small modules and skids.
- PPA Controll as, supplier of automation and control and field instrumentation.
- CHEMCOMEX a.s, producing piping systems, assembly and disassembly of technological units and supplies steel structures.
"Partnering with local suppliers reinforces our execution approach to expand and maximise in-country procurement for the benefit of the nuclear project and the local economy,” said Elias Gedeon, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, Westinghouse Energy Systems.