Czech energy company CEZ is expected to move
ahead with the Dukovany Nuclear Power Station construction project with either
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power or Rosatom of Russia.
The Czech government is planning to send an
invitation to bid within this year before the bidding scheduled for next year
and partner selection in 2022. The total cost of the turnkey project is six
Atmea, a joint venture between Areva of France
and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, was recently eliminated in the second
round of negotiations. Westinghouse of the United States, EDF of France and
China General Nuclear Power Corp. are expected to join the bidding. In the
meantime, it was recently reported that Rosatom illegally received
bidding-related key information from a CEZ employee and it is said that this can
be an advantage for Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power.
The Czech government is planning to build a
couple of 1,000 MW nuclear power plants in Dukovany and Temelin. The tenders
for the projects and bidder evaluation are around the corner. The
groundbreaking is scheduled for 2029 and the projects are forecast to be
completed in 2036.
Source: Business Korea
Prepared by the team of foreign office CzechTrade and CzechInvest Seoul