Russian specialists do not want to be allowed to the nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic

Prague should not allow Moscow and Beijing to tender for the construction of a new power unit at the Dukovany NPP. This was announced in the Czech Senate - the upper house of the country's parliament.

The Czech Senate believes that Russia and China pose a threat to the country's national security. Therefore, the senators expressed concern about the actions of the Czech Ministry of Industry in particular and the Czech government in general. The upper house is confident that the activities of some representatives of the country's executive power in the energy sector arouse distrust of the Czech legislative power and Prague's partners in NATO and the European Union. Thus, they do not want to allow Russian specialists to visit the nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic.

It should be noted that the Dukovany NPP operates four power units, each of which houses a VVER-440/213 reactor. The total electrical capacity of the facility is 2020 MW. The Dukovany NPP belongs to the ČEZ Group and has already recouped its investments in construction twice and is considered the safest. Now ČEZ Group is holding a tender for the construction of the fifth power unit, but with a greater capacity.

In 2016, the energy company submitted to the Czech Ministry of the Environment documents from the US government's EIA, with a positive assessment of the environmental impact required for the construction of new power units. At the same time, there is an active protest movement in neighboring Austria opposing this project.

Note that there are two nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. In addition to the aforementioned one, the Temelin NPP is also operating with two power units, each with a VVER-1000 reactor. The Czechs plan to start construction of a new power unit at the Dukovany NPP in 2029-2030. The construction of the facility should be carried out in 2035-2036.

Declared their desire to take part in the tender: the American company Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the Russian state corporation Rosatom, the Chinese state-owned company China General Nuclear Power Group, the French state-owned company EDF, South Korean Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) - a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation. (KEPC), as well as a French-Japanese joint venture Mitsubishi Atmea.

One of the conditions of the tender is experience in the operation or construction of pressurized water reactors. Of all the applicants, only Rosatom has such experience. At the end of March 2021, the head of the Czech Ministry of Internal Affairs, Jan Hamacek, announced that a working group under the auspices of his department would create a questionnaire for verification of national security. This questionnaire will be given to all applicants for filling out.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 1 2021 22: 15
    Well, they want to experiment this is their right, but we need to understand that the products of Czech enterprises pose a terrible threat to us and drive them away.
  2. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) April 1 2021 22: 31
    Yes, let anyone build for them. The Japanese are scrabbling under the door, the American Westinghouse with its rods. What matters to us is what? The main thing for us is that the breeze blows from the east-north-east, when there is confusion.
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) April 1 2021 23: 25
      But the breeze, like women, is changeable, unfortunately.))
      1. General Black Offline General Black
        General Black (Gennady) April 1 2021 23: 30
      2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) April 1 2021 23: 51
        But the breeze, like women, is changeable, unfortunately.))

        The East Asian monsoon is fairly constant. smile
  3. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF April 2 2021 04: 39
    Oh, "free", market competition in business. What is the progress of democracy on the face. And ran away far from the yoke? First, they pull the mustache, who can scratch, and then they fear for their national security ...
    1. Dimy4 Offline Dimy4
      Dimy4 (Dmitriy) April 2 2021 07: 02
      The Amer yoke is democratic, they can afford to carry out the orders of the owner.
  4. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) April 2 2021 07: 16
    The glorious history of the Czechs ended with Jan Zizka and Jan Hus. Let it be better to brew beer, eat sausages and remember how they stabbed Russia in the back, which freed them from captivity in 1918, how they surrendered the Sudetenland to the Germans, and then worked for them, how they were released by the Vlasovites, how they were imprisoned in 1968.
  5. Alexander Betonkin April 2 2021 08: 38
    Why invite others if cooperation with Russia (USSR) was more than good.

    In the period from 1985 to 1987, the USSR put into operation 4 power units of the station. In 2005, the modernization of power unit No. 3 was carried out, as a result of which the electric capacity of the power unit was increased to 456 MW. In 2007, a similar operation to increase capacity was carried out at power units No. 1 and 4. In 2009, the electric capacity of power unit No. 3 was again increased to 500 MW.

    Again politics? Well, well, they will finish badly.
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 2 2021 10: 23
    Let the Americans build. and at the same time, let them not forget the nuclear storage for working off near Prague! America does not take back spent nuclear fuel!
  7. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 2 2021 13: 01
    Such issues should be resolved not with the Czech Republic, which has nothing, but with the owners of its economy: Germany and Austria. If they are against - then there is nothing to rock the boat.