Czech Republic announced revised tender to expand its nuclear capacity

Published: 02.02.2024 Related countries:  India India

The Czech government announced  that it intends to develop up to four nuclear reactors instead of one nuclear reactor with aim to become more energy independent and wean itself off fossil fuels,

According to Prime Minister Petr Fiala,  building four nucelaer reactors instead of one reactor, might result in a 25% price reduction for its construction.  In the first  tender,  three companies which initially put forward  their proposals  at the Dukovany nuclear power station: was the American company Westinghouse, the French company EDF, and the Korean company KHNP. By 2036.

The government unexpectedly revealed that Westinghouse's bid did not match the tender's requirements, and that only EDF and KHNP would be required to submit revised, more comprehensive bids in April.  Acording to Industry and Trade Minister Jozef Sikela, the bid evaluation process should be finished by the end of May 2024.

Six nuclear reactors which are currently used, provide more than a third of the electricity  consumed in the Czech Republic. The state-owned electricity firm CEZ runs two 1,000 megawatt reactors at the Temelin plant in addition to four in Dukovany.

The Czech Republic is putting more of  emphasis on the nuclear power and renewable energy sources than its western neighbours, Austria and Germany, by deciding to phase out coal for energy generation by 2033 in an effort to cut carbon emissions.

According to Prime Minister FIala ,nuclear energy "is key for ensuring enough electricity at reasonable prices. 


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