15 April 2005 - The British government could sell Westinghouse, the nuclear firm owned by British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL), according to the company's chief executive, Steve Tritch.
Speaking at a with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Tritch said: "There are people in the government considering whether Westinghouse ought to continue to be part of BNFL or whether Westinghouse ought to have a new home."
The company is in a much stronger position now than when BNFL purchased it from the Westinghouse conglomerate in 1999. Sales are up and the company expects to hire around 250 extra staff this year and continue at such a pace for the foreseeable future.
Westinghouse's only major competitors in the nuclear field are GE and Areva and according to Tritch, it is in a strong position in the contest to win nuclear contracts in China.