At its meeting on Wednesday, June 3, the government approved the National Action Plan for Nuclear Energy (NAP NE) prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance. The Plan envisages building new nuclear units at both Dukovany and Temelín. We have prepared excerpts from the key passages of the document for you.
The government’s development policy for the energy sector envisages the construction of two new units at the Dukovany and Temelín nuclear power plants.
At its Monday meeting, the Czech government approved the long-awaited Updated State Energy Policy (USEP), which is the nation’s key strategic document for the energy sector. The document gives strategic specifications for the development of the Czech energy sector in the next 25 years.
A year ago, on April 10, 2014, the ČEZ Board of Directors decided to stop the award procedure for the construction of Units Three and Four of the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant. This resulted in redeployment of our nuclear experts. They keep working on the new build projects for the Temelín and Dukovany nuclear power plant sites and even had to intensify work on the Dukovany project.
A routine outage will start at Unit Two of the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant on Saturday. During the outage, the operator will replace a quarter of fuel, upgrade the turbine, and keep on implementing measures from EU stress tests. The outage schedule contains over ten thousand activities in total. The unit should start generating electricity again in mid-June.
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the licensing process for the nuclear new build siting stage was concluded with the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB) issuing a siting permit for Unit 3 and 4 nuclear facilities at Temelín.
Today ČEZ cancelled the procurement procedure in accordance with Public Procurement Act for construction of two nuclear units in the location of Temelin nuclear power plant and subsequently sent a relevant notice on cancellation of procurement procedure for public contract to participants. Information was received by all participants – consortium of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and Westinghouse Electric Czech Republic s.r.o., consortium of ŠKODA JS, Atomstroyexport and Gidropress and also earlier excluded AREVA NP.
ČEZ continues its negotiations with bidders in its tender for the completion of Units 3 and 4 of the Temelín NPP
ČEZ continues its intensive negotiations with bidders under its tender for the completion of Units 3 & 4, which started in early April 2013; nevertheless, there are still numerous open issues.
The two nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic repeatedly rank among the most reliable nuclear operations in the world. However, maintaining their safety and performance requires ongoing capital expenditures. This applies to all power plants anywhere in the world. Since the Dukovany and the Temelín nuclear power plants have been launched, ČEZ has invested nearly CZK 30 billion in upgrading these facilities. The capital invested has made hundreds of major and minor improvements possible.
ČEZ has today informed the bidders that still continue in the tender about its assessment and preliminary evaluation of their bids for the completion of two nuclear units at the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant.