克林顿为美国公司争取核电厂扩建合同 Clinton Pushing US Nuclear Sale

03 December, 2012

美国国务卿希拉里·克林顿目前正在对捷克共和国进行短暂访问,其日程包括帮助一家美国公司赢得一座核电厂的建筑合同。

克林顿星期一将会晤捷克总理内恰斯和外交部长施瓦辛贝格。

捷克希望将本国的核发电能力从目前全国总发电量的大约30%增加到大约50%。

美国西屋公司和俄罗斯一家公司正在对扩建捷克特梅林核电厂的100亿美元项目竞标。这座核电厂位于临近奥地利边界的布拉格以南地区。

随同克林顿访问的一名美国国务院高层官员说,克林顿将强调西屋公司的安全记录,日本去年发生福岛核事故之后,人们对核反应堆感到担忧。这名官员还说,选择美国公司将有助于捷克脱离俄罗斯,在能源生产领域实现多元化。

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Czech Republic for a short visit that includes a push to help a U.S. firm win a nuclear plant construction contract.

Clinton meets Monday with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas and Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.

The Czech Republic wants to boost its nuclear capacity to produce about half of the country's electricity, up from about 30 percent today.

U.S. firm Westinghouse and a Russian company are bidding on a $10 billion contract to expand the Temelin nuclear plant, located south of Prague near the Austrian border.

A senior State Department official traveling with the secretary says Clinton will stress Westinghouse's safety record amid concerns about nuclear reactors following the disaster in Fukushima, Japan last year.  The official also says choosing a U.S. firm would help the Czech Republic diversify its energy production away from Russia.