We are one of the leaders of the nuclear power industry in Europe. We are part of its history and we pass on our knowledge and experience from one generation to the next. We are a team of experts working with advanced technologies and our three pillars – engineering, production and service – provide a wide range of activities within the lifecycle of a nuclear power plant. We constantly innovate and push ourselves and nuclear engineering forward.
Over the past sixty years, ŠKODA JS a.s. has participated in the construction of nuclear power plants not only in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, but also in Hungary, Bulgaria and Germany.
Few words from the Director
Thirty-five years ago, when I was faced with the decision of what to focus on in my studies, my choice was actually very simple. I decided to study nuclear engineering. At the time, it was the most high-tech and attractive field of study in power engineering.
The future prosperity of ŠKODA JS requires us not only to focus on the current situation and projects, but to prepare well for what is yet to come.
Our history as well as our staff’s achievements and past projects – that is a commitment for us, but also a reference and competitive advantage.
A significant factor is our strong brand, our tradition from the past, which we are building upon. For a long time, ŠKODA JS has been in the position of a nuclear power engineering leader in Europe.
Our strong professional background and our wide range of often unique and specialized services – that is something that not everyone in the market can offer.
Company history and projects
ŠKODA JS a.s. milestones
1869 Emil Škoda buys out the Pilsen plant owned by Count Waldstein
1956 A nuclear design engineers team established at the V.I. Lenin plant. Under the leadership of Josef Hauer, the head design engineer’s department at the Škoda plant is subsequently transformed into A1 Construction Division.
The commencement of production of equipment for the A1 Jaslovské Bohunice nuclear power plant
Based on an intergovernmental agreement, the ŠKODA plant began to produce components for nuclear power plant primary circuits and in the same year the construction of the Reactor Shop in Pilsen commenced
Production and delivery of the first VVER 440/V-213 pressure vessel to the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary.
Production of 2-3 VVER reactor components annually (Paks NPP in Hungary; V-2 NPP in Jaslovské Bohunice, Slovakia; Nord NPP in Germany; Zarnowiec NPP in Poland; Mochovce 1, 2 NPP in Slovakia)
Commissioning of the Dukovany NPP, Units 1-4.
Delivery of the first VVER 1000 reactor for the Belene nuclear power plant in Bulgaria; later the reactor pressure vessel was installed in the Kalinin NPP – Unit 3, in Russia
Production and delivery of the VR 1 – Sparrow training reactor for the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Nuclear Engineering
1991-1993 Delivery of VVER 1000 reactors for the Temelín NPP, Units 1, 2
1993 The first delivery of equipment for western types of nuclear reactors (PWR reactor pressure vessel supporting frame, Civaux NPP, France).
First large contract in Ukraine – compact storage racks for spent nuclear fuel at the Rovno nuclear power plant; commencement of production of the CASTOR® spent fuel casks
First successful delivery of complete control rod drive mechanisms and the control electronics for Ukrainian nuclear power plants (South-Ukraine nuclear power plant)
Commencement of production of fuel assembly components for Westinghouse
Units 1, 2 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant put into commercial operation
Delivery of internals for western BWR-type reactors at the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden
Winning the ČEZ tender for delivery and refurbishment of the instrumentation and control system at the Dukovany nuclear power plant
Delivery of the main flange joint stud tensioner for GE to the Tianwan nuclear power plant
2005 Conclusion of contracts with the German company GNB for the delivery of spent fuel casks for the Obrigheim, Kozloduy and Ignalina NPPs.
2006 Supply of 16 VPVR casks
Supply of EPR reactor internals for the French company Areva, final user – Olkiluoto NPP, Finland
Supply of EPR reactor internals for the French company Areva, final user – Taishan NPP, China
A tender won for the refurbishment of the instrumentation and control system at the Paks NPP, Hungary
A tender won for the supply of spent fuel transport and storage casks for Temelín NPP in the years 2018–2035 (casks of ŠKODA JS’s own design)
A tender won for the supply of spent fuel transport and storage casks (type ŠKODA 440/84, ŠKODA JS’s own design) for Dukovany NPP in the years 2021–2035
A tender won for refurbishment of the instrumentation and control system at Metsamor NPP (VVER 440) in Armenia
Delivery of the first ŠKODA 1000/19 cask to Temelín NPP