Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II) – a subsidiary of CEZ – has received final offers for the expansion of the nuclear power plant in Dukovany from the American-Canadian Westinghouse, the French EDF and the Korean KHNP, CEZ reported.
Suppliers submitted binding offers for Block 5 and non-binding offers for the three remaining blocks.
“We are happy to confirm the strong interest of all three bidders in the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic. We have observed detailed preparations of all bidders since the tender was announced in March last year. Now we will analyze the offers and, in accordance with the agreement with the state treasury, we will submit a report on this analysis for approval by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and then the Czech government,” said Tomáš Pleskač, member of the management board and director of the CEZ New Energy branch, quoted in the release.
EDU II will analyze the offers from an economic, commercial and technical point of view.
The agreement is expected to be finalized within the next year. After signing the contract, project documentation will be prepared so that the new unit can start commissioning in 2036.
The new unit will be built next to the existing power plant and will replace part of its capacity in the future. The first block of the Dukovany nuclear power plant was put into operation in 1985, the company reminds.
The CEZ Group has assets in several countries in the region, including: in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Since 2006, the company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.