Westinghouse is to prepare detailed construction plans and cost estimates for two AP1000 nuclear reactors plants for Ontario Power Generation (OPG) at the company’s Darlington site, in the UK.

Nuclear cooling towersThe project, according to Energy Business Review is designed to assist in providing input in helping the Canadian province of Ontario to decide the best option in terms of baseload generation, to suit Ontario’s tax payers.

Westinghouse America’s president Joe Zwetolitz said “Should the Province select our AP1000 as the preferred option, we believe that Ontario’s infrastructure could become even more energy self-sufficient, creating local Canadian jobs during construction and opportunities for involving Canadian suppliers on this and future nuclear projects elsewhere in the world,” Zwetolitz added.

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