The application for a zoning decision at the Dukovany site was submitted in June 2021 and has been prepared and designed for two nuclear units at the site since the beginning. “This step marks the successful completion of another milestone in the preparation schedule. At the same time, it is also a clear signal to all bidders in the current tender for the construction of new nuclear power plants that the permitting process is being implemented,” says Daniel Beneš, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of ČEZ.
The application for a zoning permit for the new nuclear plants at the Dukovany site was submitted by Elektrárna Dukovany II to the Construction Department of the Municipal Office in Třebíč. In view of the necessity to address the objections of the parties to the proceedings due to systemic bias of officials, updates to the Czech Land Use Policy and changes to the legislation in force during the proceedings, as well as the scope of the documentation, the Department requested six deadline extensions for the decision. Following a change in the Building Act, the administrative proceedings were transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in July this year.
“The complex authorization process of the new nuclear power plant project at Dukovany, one of the largest projects in Czech history, has advanced to the next stage. The issuance of the current decision is a significant step forward in the project. We have already received a positive opinion on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a permit for locating the nuclear power plant from the State Office for Nuclear Safety and authorization for constructing the nuclear power plant from the Ministry of Industry and Trade,” adds Tomáš Pleskač, Director of ČEZ's New Energy Division.