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Czech companies presented their supply options for Rosatom´s facilities during the "Atomex – Europe 2017" forum

Date: 22. 11. 2017

Source: parlamentnilisty.cz

On 20th – 21st November 2017, a European Forum of Nuclear Industry Suppliers "Atomex – Europe 2017" took place in Budapest.

The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. János Süli - the Minister without Portfolio for the Paks-2 NPP Projects, Construction and Operation and Mr. Kirill Komarov - the First Deputy Director General and the Directorfor Corporate Development and International Business of the Rosatom State Corporation. The experience of Czech companies was presented by Mr. Josef Perlík, the Deputy Chairman of the Czech Power Industry Alliance and the General Director of Škoda JS.

In the introductory speech, the speakers highlighted the importance of nuclear power in meeting the global targets of reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. "Nuclear power, more than any other source, meets the criteria of the energy of the future. At the same time, it is not an alternative to other sources of clean energy. The sun, the wind, the water, and the atom complement and strengthen each other and can form the basis of a world carbon-free balance. Moreover, the nuclear industry is a strong socio-economic stimulus for the development of countries and regions, and plays an important role in improving the quality of human life," said Kirill Komarov.

Within the business program of the forum, particular attention was paid to the purchasing operations planned under the Paks-2 NPP construction project.

"From our point of view, the issue of localization is very important, and we rely on the active participation of Hungarian and other European companies in this project. It is a large joint project that already has its foundations. At present a tender for the delivery of turbogenerators for Paks-2 NPP is in progress. By the end of 2018 we will announce at least 15 tenders in a total value of about 2 billion euros. As a part of these purchasing operations, suppliers will be appointed not only for the construction and assembly works, but also for the supply of equipment and components. Tenders for the Paks-2 project will be implemented strictly in line with the European Union standards. Information on the tenders will be published on special electronic portals and in the mass media. Any interested company can participate as a potential contractor, "added Komarov. 

He also emphasized that the sphere of cooperation with European companies is not limited only to the Paks-2 project. The state corporation relies on the active participation of European companies also in other Rosatom´s foreign projects. 

Czech companies were represented by the Czech Power Industry Alliance, which unites Czech factories in the field of design, production, supply and installation in nuclear power engineering. In his speech, Mr. Perlík informed about the work that Czech companies had done during the preparation of the bid within the tender for extension of the Temelín NPP, and he reminded that at that time Czech companies had the potential to reach 70% of the localization level. "Czech companies are experienced in the production of the nuclear island components, and during the preparation of the bid for the Temelín NPP, they acquired the know-how in designing and project management using the Multi-D technology (technology used by Rosatom). Furthermore, Czech companies in cooperation with Rosatom adjusted the Russian project to comply with Czech and European standards and they prepared documentation for the SÚJB (State Office for Nuclear Safety)," said Perlík. 

"The Paks-2 NPP project is a potential for Czech companies not only in the design and delivery of individual components, but also in the implementation of complex projects. Thanks to the experience acquired when working in various countries with different legislations, Czech companies are able to transfer documentation from Russian normative environment to the Hungarian one", underlined Josef Perlík.

The forum was attended by representatives of Czech companies such as Sigma Group, ÚJV Řež (Nuclear Research Institute), Škoda Praha, ALVEL, ČEB (Czech Export Bank), Kabelovna Kabex, Doosan Škoda Power, ZPA Pečky, Rolls-Royce, ZK-Termochem and ZAT.

The forum was held in Hungary for the second time. It was attended by some 150 Hungarian and other European companies. The aim of the forum is to strengthen and expand the areas of cooperation between Rosatom and European companies, to find new suppliers, and to increase suppliers' awareness of the existing Rosatom's purchasing activities and the opportunities for European companies to participate in tenders in Russian nuclear industry projects.

The second day of the forum was dedicated to individual B2B meetings.

Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom unites more than 300 companies employing approximately 262,000 people. The structure of the corporation consists of four scientific and industrial complexes, nuclear fuel cycle enterprises, nuclear power facilities and a nuclear icebreaker fleet, the only one of its kind in the world. Rosatom is the only corporation in the world that includes complete nuclear cycle enterprises, beginning with uranium mining, processing and enriching, through nuclear power plant designing and construction, fuel production, ending with decommissioning of nuclear facilities and radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel handling, including its reprocessing.

Rosatom is the owner and operator of all ten nuclear power plants on the territory of the Russian Federation, which comprise 35 units producing 18.3 percent of all electricity produced in Russia. These reactors include the fast sodium-cooled BN-800 reactor, which is the most powerful industrial reactor of its kind in the world. 

Rosatom has a leading position in the global nuclear technology market. The 10-year portfolio of Rosatom´s export orders amounted to $ 133 billion at the end of 2016 and includes 34 nuclear power plant units in 12 countries.