Westinghouse Electric has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DBD relating to the future development of the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor design in the UK.
Under the agreement, the two organizations will collaborate to help bring the AP1000 nuclear power plant into commercial operation in the UK.
This includes support through the final stages of the generic design assessment process, site-specific licensing, planning support and associated safety-case development.
Westinghouse UK, Middle East and Egypt vice president Mike Tynan said as the company progress towards Interim GDA approvals and hopefully then towards selection of our design by a UK utility, it is working to identify and build connections to those companies who are best placed to support the next phase of our UK journey.
The AP1000 reactor is one of the two designs currently being evaluated for selection in the UK and has already been chosen as the preferred design in China and the US.
All four Chinese plants are under construction and remain on schedule, with the first Chinese plant, at Sanmen, on track to produce electricity in 2013.