US-based nuclear plant builder will deliver four power stations in China by 2013

Westinghouse, the company sold by British Nuclear Fuels earlier this year, has won a £4.1bn contract to build four nuclear plants in China.

AP1000 reactors will be built at two nuclear plants in Sanmen, Zhejiang province and two at Yangjiang in Guangdong.

The deal should provide 5000 jobs in America. The AP1000 reactors will be running by 2013 and a technology transfer will enable China to build itself similar reactors in future.

US-based Westinghouse was sold to Toshiba earlier this year.