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Work will be carried out between 2028 and 2030

The generator replacement will be carried out between 2028 and 2030. Courtesy ČEZ.

Czech state power company ČEZ has announced a tender worth “billions of Czech koruna” to change the generators at the two-unit Temelín nuclear power station in the south of the country.

According to ČEZ companies can apply for the contract until 9 June and the work will be carried out between 2028 and 2030.

An announcement in the country’s public procurement gazette said the contract is for the supply of two complete generators including one spare rotor, installation and subsequent servicing.

Bohdan Zronek, director of ČEZ’s nuclear energy division, said the company would like to choose the contractor by next spring.

ČEZ said earlier this year it would be investing 3.6 billion Czech koruna (€150m, $160m) in the modernisation of Temelín as it prepares to operate the facility for at least 60 years.

It said Temelín is “a key facility” that produces electricity for a fifth of the Czech Republic. The country has four other commercial nuclear power plants at Dukovany. Together the six units account for about 36% of electricity production.

In March 2022, ČEZ launched a tender process to choose a supplier for a new nuclear power unit at Dukovany.

Construction of the new unit should begin in 2029 and be completed by 2036. The industry ministry said it would be the biggest investment in the modern history of the Czech Republic. The project could cost around €6bn ($6.4bn).

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
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