Russia will place orders in the Czech Republic for 6-7 billion euro, if it wins the tender for further construction of Temelin Nuclear Power Plant


The proposed project for further construction of Temelin Nuclear Power Plant by the Russian-Czech Consortium (JSC Atomstroyexport, OKB Gidropress and Skoda JS) provides for the placement of orders with Czech enterprises in the amount of 6-7 billion euro, reported Kirill Komarov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom at the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission of the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic held on Wednesday.    


According to him, the tender offer of the Consortium intends for the localization of about 75% of work on equipment manufacturing for the Nuclear Power Plant in the Czech Republic.


It is reported that CEZ, the building owner, will continue reviewing the  applications of the Russian-Czech Consortium and Japanese-American Westinghouse, meanwhile UOHS, the antimonopoly agency of the Czech Republic is reviewing the application of the French Areva which was suspended from the participation in the tender. If UOHS acknowledges that the Areva’s application is in compliance with the rules, the tender will be restarted at the stage of all applications evaluation.


It is reported that the tender for the construction of power units 3 and 4 of Temelin Nuclear Power Plant was declared by CEZ on the 3rd August 2009.  The members of the tender sent their proposals to CEZ at the beginning of July of the current year.     


It is expected that the Czech Customer will sign a contract with the tender winner before the end of 2013. Then there will be a stage of licensing and projecting during 44 months after the entry into force of such contract. The construction of new power units is expected to begin in 2017.


At present, there are 2 operative nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic: Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant (4 power units with VVER-440 reactors) and Temelin Nuclear Power Plant (2 power units with VVER-1000 reactors) constructed according to the Soviet projects. 


Source: Interfax