As part of a government delegation to the US, we held talks with Westinghouse on nuclear cooperation
In mid-May, the Nuclear Energy Assembly, a prestigious conference on nuclear energy, was held in the USA. It also included a Czech government delegation accompanied by representatives of the largest Czech technology companies seeking to participate in the completion of new nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic.
ZAT is one of the leading European players in the supply of control systems for both primary and secondary parts of nuclear power plants. It is also a founding member of the Czech Power Industry Alliance, which had a significant presence during the trip. Representatives of Czech companies and the MIT discussed with Westinghouse representatives in particular the maximum involvement of the Czech industry in the completion of new nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic.
"During the week-long event, Westinghouse representatives gave us their full attention and declared their serious interest in the completion of one or more nuclear units in our country. Nevertheless, they stated that they will send specific requests for Czech suppliers only after the announcement of the tender results. However, this is too late, according to Czech companies, as the involvement of the Czech industry should be taken into account already in the selection of the tender winner," says František Kural, Marketing and Sales Manager, who attended the event on behalf of ZAT.
During the week-long working trip to the USA, a number of top-level meetings were held with representatives of Westinghouse, Bechtel and the US regulator NEI, including an official dinner at the residence of the Czech Ambassador to the USA.
"We believe that our company ZAT is able to offer all potential candidates for the completion of new nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic cutting-edge nuclear know-how, including one of the most advanced control systems in the nuclear power industry on the market, and that we will therefore be an unforgettable partner in the development of nuclear power in the Czech Republic," says František Kural.
ZAT control systems are currently deployed in 30% of nuclear power plants in the EU and 10% worldwide, including all nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.