EDF said the agreements were signed with key Czech companies active in the nuclear field: BAEST Machines & Structures, I&C Energo, Hutní Montáže, Mico Group, MSA, Sigma, Škoda, ÚJV Řež, Reko Praha and Zat. EDF said it is looking forward to delivering a European project supported by a qualified Czech and European supply chain.
Czech state power company ČEZ has said it is planning to build one Generation III+ reactor at the Dukovany site, with a maximum installed capacity of 1,200 MW. However, the company filed for permission to build up to two new units.
The Czech Republic’s state energy policy published in 2015 said nuclear energy will constitute 46-58% of total electricity production in the long term – up from around 37% today – to replace the share of coal that is expected to decline continuously. Under the SEP, the government announced the construction of new nuclear units with a total capacity of up to 2,500 MW by 2030-35.
Radio Prague International reported recently that three companies will be involved in the forthcoming tender. They are EDF, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) of South Korea and Westinghouse of the US.