Mumbai: US-headquartered Westinghouse Electric Co., which is expected to supply nuclear reactors to India, has said it will transfer technologies to local companies and work closely with various industries in the country.
“We will be transferring our technologies to the local industries and even expand them,” said Fernando Naredo, vice-president, government affairs, Europe, Westinghouse. “We buy and build reactors and we give the technology to locals and buy from them,” he said.
The company is expected to supply AP-1000 type of 1,100MW nuclear reactors to India. “We (were) initially buying from South Korea where we had transferred our technology and now we may go with local companies for production of components. For Indian plants also we might import initially from Korea,” he said. A number of initiatives are being taken by the firm to work with the industries that are already working closely with state-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.