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Westinghouse Reinforces its Commitment to Energy Security in Czech Republic

March 29, 2023 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Prague, Czech Republic – March 29, 2023 – Westinghouse Electric Company and CEZ signed an agreement to supply VVER-440 fuel assemblies at the Dukovany Power Plants. Westinghouse will deliver fuel beginning in 2024, replacing the current supplier, with an anticipated term of seven years.

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David Beneš, CEO of CEZ Group, and Patrick Fragman, CEO of Westinghouse, shake hands after the signing.

This important contract builds on the long-standing partnership between the two companies and a recent agreement to provide modified Robust Westinghouse Fuel Assemblies (RWFA) for the Temelin nuclear power plant.

"Our focus is not only the safety of our nuclear power plants, but also the energy safety of the entire Czech Republic. That´s why the contract with Westinghouse is very important. Thanks to the widening of the number of possible suppliers, we are strengthening our energy independence and the certainty of further operation of our sources," said Bohdan Zronek, a member of the Board of Directors at CEZ and Director of the Nuclear Energy Division.

"We are grateful for CEZ Group’s confidence in Westinghouse and remain fully committed to supporting its policy of supply diversification,” said Tarik Choho, President, Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel. “Westinghouse is delivering a true alternative with a proven fuel design for the VVER plants, and we look forward to reinforcing our long-term collaboration with CEZ.”

Westinghouse is deeply committed to helping the Czech Republic and other countries achieve the goal of a cleaner, more secure energy future. The company has been working for more than a decade to supply fuel to VVER-type reactors.

Banner image photo caption: Seated left to right: Bohdan Zronek, a member of the CEZ Board of Directors and director of the Nuclear Energy Division, Tarik Choho, President of Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel, and Aziz Dag, Senior Vice President of BWR and VVER Fuel, sign the agreement. Standing left to right: David Benes, CEO of CEZ Group, and Patrick Fragman, CEO of Westinghouse.