Westinghouse Electric Co. and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. (SNPTC) today announced the opening of a joint venture, SNPTC-WEC Nuclear Power Technical Services (Beijing) Co. Ltd, to provide supplier qualification services to the global AP1000 nuclear power plant market.
The joint venture will work to accomplish the goal of qualifying suppliers and further developing the supply chain within China for AP1000 nuclear power plant equipment and components to be used there. The JV will also work toward a goal of exporting equipment and components made by Chinese suppliers to other global markets, and importing components and equipment made by suppliers elsewhere in the world for use in China.
Westinghouse and SNPTC have a long standing partnership in China. The two companies are currently working together with other Chinese companies to build the worldâs first AP1000 nuclear power plants at Sanmen and Haiyang, China.
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