Preparation of the construction of the next unit of the nuclear power plant in Dukovany and the involvement of the Czech industry in the actual implementation. Among other things, this was discussed by representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) and the Czech Energy Alliance. They agreed to unequivocally support the involvement of as many Czech companies as possible in the project.
“For the development of nuclear energy, which inevitably awaits us after the end of coal combustion in the Czech Republic, it is essential that the Czech industry maintains high competences in the widest possible range of expertise related to nuclear energy,” says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlicek, adding: “To achieve this, it is necessary to have an additional number of orders by the time construction of the new nuclear power plant at Dukovany starts and then to achieve the maximum possible involvement during construction.”
The MIT has therefore been supporting the Czech industry from the very beginning of the preparation of the new nuclear power plant project at Dukovany and has emphasised the importance of localisation for employment, science and education and the overall macroeconomic benefits. “We have updated the list of Czech suppliers in the nuclear energy sector, supporting Czech companies both in relation to the construction of new nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic and in their export activities. At the same time, we appreciate other upcoming steps of the Czech Energy Alliance or, for example, the activities of the Association of Entrepreneurs in Construction”, adds Tomáš Ehler, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade for Nuclear Energy.
The working meeting also discussed the safety evaluation of the bidders, the planned announcement of the tender, the discussion of the draft law on measures for the transition of the Czech Republic to low-carbon energy in the Czech Parliament and the negotiations of the MIT with the bidders for the construction of a new nuclear power plant at the Dukovany site. Representatives of the Alliance informed about negotiations with bidders, possibilities of involvement in supply chains and also presented the so-called Road Map of the Czech industry. “This is a list of supplies and services that Czech companies can offer as potential subcontractors. The list was made by individual technological units, i.e. nuclear island, turbine island, auxiliary plants, control and management systems, electrical systems, other systems and equipment and construction parts,” explains Josef Perlík, Executive Director of the Czech Energy Alliance.