- Czech project with Russian design
- International consortium led by the ŠKODA JS
- Nuclear Power Alliance a.s.
Czech project with Russian design
The subject of the public tender on Temelín NPP completion are design, documentation, engineering, equipment manufacturing, procurement, construction, site installation, testing and commissioning of two complete NPP units (Unit 3 and 4) in the form of EPC turn-key supply, including fuel assemblies.
Both units shall have the same design - with the concept of presurized light-water reactor (PWR). The net electric output of each unit is to exceed 1.000 MWe.
A part of the order is the contracting entity’s right of option for construction of up to three additional nuclear units in other potential locations in Europe by same supplier.
The anticipated commissioning of the third and fourth unit in Temelín is expected by 2025.
MIR.1200 represents an evolutionary design, coming out of well proven solutions with increased safety. It is a unique combination of state-of-the-art active and passive safety systems, which makes it one of the best representants of the Generation III+ reactors.
International consortium led by the ŠKODA JS
On October 14th, 2009, an agreement on establishment of international consortium consisting of three companies - ŠKODA JS a.s., ZAO "Atomstroyexport" and OAO OKB "Gidropress", was concluded.
The Consortium members mutually complement and cover in a needed extent a large spectrum of activities necessary for the construction of modern, economic and fully licenceable nuclear power plant, with the purpose of:
- taking the best advantage of research and development in the field of nuclear technologies,
- taking the best advantage of the existing experience with the construction of 10 new nuclear sources in Russia, China an Slovakia,
- taking the advantage of the potential of Czech and Slovak nuclear power industry manufacturers and suppliers, as well as of Western suppliers of instrumentation and control system for nuclear facility.
Nuclear Power Alliance a.s.
In June 2013, Consortium MIR.1200 established Nuclear Power Alliance a.s. to be responsible for the coordination of preparation and subsequent implementation of the project for construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant. The new entity is in the form of a joint-stock company established in compliance with the Czech legislation. The Consortium members, i.e. ŠKODA JS, Atomstrojexport and OKB Gidropress, are the main shareholders.
Seat of the company is Prague. If the Consortium project wins the tender, the company will strengthen its workforce gradually during the next project implementation phase. An expert team will start working at the power plant locality.
In the second phase of project implementation, already focused on the construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Nuclear Power Plant, up to 90 per cent of Nuclear Power Alliance a.s. employees will work at the Temelín site. In the project top phase, the company is assumed to employ around 1000 people responsible for project implementation control.
NPA a.s. also takes over all the MIR.1200 Consortium strategic obligations declared up to now, especially the assurance of at least a 70% portion of Czech industry involvement in the order. If the Consortium wins the tender, Nuclear Power Alliance will work on its behalf on the Temelín completion project with as many as 350 Czech leading companies.
The establishment of Nuclear Power Alliance underlines the conviction of the quality of the project submitted by Consortium MIR.1200 to ČEZ, with which it continues discussing intensively the details of its offer. At the same time, Nuclear Power Alliance clearly demonstrates the firm interconnection of MIR.1200 with the Czech industry. This linkage and the specific manner and extent of cooperation are also confirmed in a series of agreements on future contracts concluded by the Consortium with the representatives of the Czech companies. As of 18 June 2013, such agreements on future contracts were entered into with ŠKODA JS, HOCHTIEF CZ, PSG International, ÚJV Řež, I&C Energo, Sigma Group, ZAT, OSC, and ZVVZ Enven Engineering.