The Czech Republic ensures its energy security

In order to strengthen its energy security, the Czech Republic relies on nuclear power. Thus, Westinghouse and ČEZ agree to supply nuclear fuel assemblies from the Temelin plant.
République tchèque

Westinghouse Electric Company will deliver fuel assemblies for the Temelin nuclear power plant to the ČEZ Group. This contract has an expected duration of 15 years, starting in 2024. In addition, six Westinghouse leaded fuel assemblies have been in service at Temelin Unit 1 since April 2019.

Czech Republic selects Westinghouse Electric Company

Bohdan Zronek, a member of ČEZ’s board of directors and director of the Nuclear Power Division, states:

“We chose the best deals in terms of delivery security and price. Our goal is to minimize fuel supply risk for any reason.”

The RWFA design uses innovative materials that increase fuel economy. The latter have demonstrated excellent performance and reliability in Ukrainian nuclear power plants. For the Czech Republic, Westinghouse Electric Company plans to supply a modified version of its RWFA. Thus, it will be compatible with non-Westinghouse fuel during the transition of the Temelin nuclear power plant.

Tarik Choho, president of Westinghouse Fuel, comments:

“We applaud the ČEZ Group’s decision to diversify its nuclear fuel supply. Westinghouse is the only company, other than the original equipment manufacturer, with a proven fuel design for VVER plants.”

In addition, the latter expressed Westinghouse Electric Compagny’s eagerness to cooperate with ČEZ. In particular, to strengthen their partnership by supplying fuel for Temelin and Dukovany.

In addition, Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957. The company’s technology underpins nearly half of the world’s operating nuclear power plants. As a result, Westinghouse Electric Company is shaping the future of carbon-free energy by providing safe and innovative nuclear technologies to utilities around the world.

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