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December 05, 2012
Who will win the Temelin NPP bid?
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 05, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began her European tour with visiting the Czech Republic. The main aim of her talks in Prague is lobbying the bid of the Japanese-US Westinghouse company for the construction of two power blocks of the Temelin NPP. Westinghouse's only rival is the MIR.1200 consortium representing Czech Skoda and Russian Atomstroyexport. Westinghouse is a very serious rival possessing high technology. However, the Russian-Czech consortium has every chance of winning this compet ... read more
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