Metrostav and Westinghouse sign cooperation deal for Temelín completion
The Czech construction company Metrostav has signed a cooperation agreement with the US firm Westinghouse, which has applied for a tender to complete the Temelín nuclear power plant. The contract, signed on Monday, concerns the construction of two new reactors at the plant, which should amount to some 30 percent of the total price of the tender. Metrostav’s general director said that while other bidders for the Temelín tender had approached his company, he believed Westinghouse had a strong chance of winning it. In December, Westinghouse signed a cooperation agreement with the Czech engineering company Vítkovice with a view to supplying components for the two planned blocks at the Temelín nuclear power plant.
Westinghouse is one of three bidders in a multi-billion tender to build new reactors at the Temelín plant, along with France’s Areva and the Russian state enterprise Atomstroiexport. The total cost of the two new reactors for Temelín is estimated to reach roughly 150 billion Czech crowns.