The Government of the Czech Republic has signed agreements with state-controlled utility company CEZ for the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant. Reuters reported that the agreement includes a general framework as well as details of the expansion’s initial phase. It will also include a tender in which CEZ will outline a preferred list of its suppliers by 2022. It would then finalise the contract with a supplier by 2024. CEZ has planned to launch the supplier tender by the end of 2020. It is estimated that the construction of the new unit would cost $7.04bn (€6bn). The nuclear power plant expansion would require approval from the European Commission to ensure the project meets EU state aid rules.
Power Technology 29th July 2020 read more »