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Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 20 May confirmed to Tass to it retains is interest in the project to expand the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic.

Date: Saturday, 23 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-confirms-interest-in-czech-dukovany-project-7936802

The Czech government on 27 April approved two draft agreements (a framework and implementation agreement) with power utility CEZ for the construction of a new nuclear unit at the Dukovany.

Date: Friday, 01 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsczech-government-approves-agreements-with-cez-on-new-dukovany-unit-7898604

Unit could be in commercial operation in 2036, officials say The Dukovany nuclear power station n the Czech Republic. Photo courtesy IAEA. The Czech government has approved agreements with majority state-owned electricity producer ČEZ setting out the framework for building a new nuclear power plant at Dukovany to come online in 2036, state and company officials said.

The Czech government, which owns 70% of ČEZ, had been in discussions with the utility about how to expand nuclear power and to replace aging commercial reactors that are scheduled to be permanently shut down in the decades ahead.

The government wants to propose a financing model by the end of May, before the state goes into talks with the European Commission over the project.

Under the approved framework contracts, which industry minister Karel Havlíček wants to finalise with ČEZ by the end of June, ČEZ could sell the project to the state at various points.

Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/gov-t-takes-step-towards-new-nuclear-plant-at-dukovany-4-2-2020

A group of local authorities near the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic said yesterday that plans to expand the facility must go ahead to help offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Czech utility ČEZ last month applied to the State Office for Nuclear Safety to construct two new reactors at its Dukovany plant, where four VVER-440 units are currently in operation at the site, which is in Vysočina Region.

Date: Thursday, 09 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dukovany-project-will-help-repair-economic-damage

Seven utilities have written to the European Commission, urging it to create an independent group of scientists and experts to evaluate whether nuclear power is a low-carbon and sustainable source of electricity. One of the seven, Czech utility ČEZ, said yesterday that it had "joined the challenge" facing the main European energy companies to gain the EC's agreement that the nuclear industry ought to benefit from future sustainable financing.

Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EU-nuclear-sustainability-needs-expert-review,-uti

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has made its first submittals to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for the vendor design review (VDR) of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The submittals are for the combined first two phases of the three-phase process and address eight of the 19 VDR focus areas.

Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GEH-progresses-Canadian-SMR-design-review

An agreement between the Czech government and power utility CEZ on the construction of the new unit at the Dukovany nuclear plant will be announced in a few weeks, Industry Minister Karel Havlícek, said on 11 February, adding that the final details are still being fine-tuned.

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsczech-republic-committed-to-building-new-dukovany-unit-7782255

The agreement between the Czech government and utility ČEZ on the construction of a new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant will be published within a few weeks, Minister of Industry Karel Havlíček said on 11 February. Havlíček was speaking to journalists during his visit to the plant, and his comments were reported by ČTK news agency the same day.

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dukovany-expansion-agreement-expected-soon-says-mi

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Czech utility ČEZ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on examining the economic and technical feasibility of potentially constructing a BWRX-300 in the Czech Republic. ČEZ operates two nuclear power plants which generate about one-third of the country’s electricity. The Czech government plans substituting aging coal plants with new nuclear build and renewables in the near future.

Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GEH-promotes-BWRX-300-design-in-Czech-Republic

Austria failed to dent the Visegrád Group (V4) of countries' enthusiasm for nuclear power as a solution to climate change during their meeting in Prague yesterday. This was evident during a press conference held after the V4 and Austria summit by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak prime ministers, Andrej Babiš, Viktor Orbán, Mateusz Morawiecki and Peter Pellegrini, respectively.

Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Austria-fails-to-turn-neighbours-against-nuclear-p