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Czech lawmakers approve nuclear support

Czech lawmakers approve nuclear support

The Czech Republic's support framework for nuclear investment has been approved by the lower house of parliament. The Low Carbon Act should come into effect from 1 January 2022, the energy ministry said. "Currently, there are no market incentives for investment in new nuclear or other emission-free energy sources," noted Tomáš Ehler, the deputy minister of industry and trade, saying, "These market failures have been confirmed by the European Commission itself."

Nuclear Policies 17 September 2021


Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse of the USA and Czech utility ČEZ yesterday signed a nine-year project agreement to upgrade the instrumentation and control systems at the Temelin nuclear power plant. As the original supplier, Westinghouse will partially renew and upgrade selected control and management systems. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Corporate 14 September 2021


Boost nuclear to cut coal faster, Czech Republic told

Boost nuclear to cut coal faster, Czech Republic told

Nuclear is already set to become the largest source of energy in the Czech Republic, but accelerating new build and broadening its use to provide more heat would help hasten the phaseout of coal, according to the International Energy Agency. Phasing out coal is "a key challenge" for the Czech Republic, the IEA said in a policy review published today. Despite a 36% decrease since 2009, coal still accounts for half of total domestic energy production and it is not expected to be phased out completely until 2038, it said.

Nuclear Policies 13 September 2021


Czech Republic weighs strategic value of nuclear sector

Czech Republic weighs strategic value of nuclear sector

The Czech Republic's nuclear sector could deliver up to 75% of the work to construct new reactors at Dukovany and boost GDP by 0.9% during the peak of construction, a government report has concluded. Accordingly, it should be supported and enabled to win more export work, the report said.

Nuclear Policies 26 August 2021


Cinema opens at Dukovany

Cinema opens at Dukovany

The Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic has opened its annual drive-in cinema in the shadow of the plant's cooling towers. Every Saturday through the month of August, moviegoers will enjoy local films with their entry fee going to charity.

Corporate 12 August 2021


ČEZ begins 'security assessment' of Dukovany bidders

ČEZ begins 'security assessment' of Dukovany bidders

Dukovany II Power Plant, part of ČEZ Group, wrote yesterday to three potential bidders for the construction of a new nuclear unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic. The letter is the official start of a safety assessment of EDF, Westinghouse and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, the reactor vendors selected by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade to participate in a pre-qualification round.

Corporate 22 June 2021


Dukovany pre-qualification round announced

Dukovany pre-qualification round announced

The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade has selected EDF, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Rosatom and Westinghouse to participate in a pre-qualification round for a tender to supply a new unit for the Dukovany nuclear power plant. The ministry has not included China General Nuclear. A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in the Czech Republic told Radiožurnál that the exclusion of CGN "seriously deviates from the principle of fair competition and the rules of international trade".

New Nuclear 26 March 2021


Czech regulator awards site licence for Dukovany units

Czech regulator awards site licence for Dukovany units

The Czech Republic's State Office for Nuclear Safety yesterday issued a site licence for two new reactor units at the existing Dukovany nuclear power plant site. ČEZ said obtaining a site licence means preparation for an announcement on tenders for suppliers to the Dukovany expansion project can start.

Regulation & Safety 09 March 2021


Czech solution to fuel rod corrosion receives US patent

Czech solution to fuel rod corrosion receives US patent

Czech scientists have received a US patent for their discovery that a polycrystalline-diamond coating can significantly protect fuel rods against corrosion during both normal reactor operation and accidents. Researchers from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University and the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic obtained an EU patent for the technology in April last year.

Uranium & Fuel 22 February 2021


Study calls for European nuclear renaissance

Study calls for European nuclear renaissance

The European Union should embark on a "nuclear renaissance" programme if it is to achieve its climate objectives, a new study on the bloc's climate policy has concluded. Commissioned by ECR Group and Renew Europe, the report says it is practically impossible to generate sufficient energy with wind and solar energy as there is not enough available land to meet electricity demand.

Energy & Environment 05 February 2021