Chinese Firms, Westinghouse Headed Toward More Nuclear Supply Chain Cooperation and Joint Projects
The Financial Times and other outlets also quoted Moniz as saying Westinghouse, SNPTC and China National Nuclear Corp. might bid on a project to build new reactors in Britain. The companies would likely compete with EDF and China General Nuclear Power, which recently reached an agreement to build new units at Hinkley Point.
Moniz’s visit coincided with the start of construction at the Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security, a joint project by the Chinese government and the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to help train operators to safely run China’s new nuclear plants. The country has some 30 reactors under construction. Among them are the world’s first Westinghouse AP1000 units. Moniz said the AP1000s under construction at Plant Vogtle and V.C. Summer and those in China use technology that is “fundamentally the same,” and their supply chains will be implemented in both countries.