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Targets 2012 For Selection Of Temelin-3 And -4 Supplier
Three nuclear vendors have qualified to submit formal
offers for the construction of units 3 and 4 at the
Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic, with
selection of the successful supplier scheduled for 2012.
Czech utility CEZ, which launched the public tender in
August 2009, said today that all three vendors who
submitted initial applications for the project had
successfully complied with qualification requirements.
The three are Westinghouse Electric Corporation with its
AP1000 reactor unit; Areva with its European Pressurised
Water Reactor (EPR1600); and a consortium comprising of
Skoda, Atomstroyexport and Gidropress with the MIR
(Modernised International Reactor) 1200 unit.
The Czech Republic has six operational reactor units –
four VVER-440 units at the Dukovany nuclear plant and two
VVER-1000 units at Temelin.
Temelin was originally conceived as a four-unit plant. In
April 2009, local authorities in South Bohemia signed a
contract with CEZ that cleared obstacles to the
construction of Temelin-3 and -4, overturning a 2004
resolution blocking construction of the unit.
Enrichment Services Contract For Czech Republic’s
A 15-year uranium enrichment services contract has been
signed for units 1 and 2 of the Czech Republic’s
Temelin nuclear power plant.
France’s Areva group announced the signing of the
contract with Czech utility CEZ today. Areva said the
contract would contribute to securing CEZ’s long-term
nuclear fuel supply.
The contract also increases what Areva said was a
substantial order book for its new Georges Besse II
enrichment plant at the Tricastin site in France. Full
testing at Georges Besse II is scheduled for completion
this month. Areva said earlier this year that the plant’s
first centrifuge cascade will begin spinning at the end
of this year with full production capacity targeted for
CEZ operates a fleet of six reactor units: two VVER-1000s
at Temelin and four VVER-440 units at the Dukovany
nuclear plant. Nuclear energy contributes to some 32
percent of domestic electricity generation.
In August 2009, an open tender process was launched to
build two additional reactor units at Temelin. The tender
did not specify the size or type of reactors for Temelin,
but CEZ has said it expects to eventually select a third
generation light-water reactor design.