Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation has offered its Generation III+ reactor to the Czech Republic to be used at construction of the NPP’s new nuclear power units, RIA Novosti reports on Tuesday.
Generation III+ reactor meets all safety requirements imposed after the accident occurred at Japanese nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” in 2011, the head of the trade mission of the Russian Federation in the Czech Republic, Sergei Stupar, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“Russian Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation is the only one in the world that has already started operation of a new Generation III+ reactor at the Novovoronezh NPP since August 2016,” Sergei Stupar noted.
According to him, the Czech authorities plan expansion of their nuclear power stations. Recently, consultations have been carried out with all companies applying for construction of new nuclear power units, and Rosatom was the first company that held negotiations.
“We are talking about a very expensive project: it is assumed, for example, that investments in the construction of one unit at Dukovany NPP will be approximately 150 billion Czech crowns, that is, about $6 billion,” he stressed.