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CEZ Group evaluates new bids from EdF and KHNP for for the 5th unit of Dukovany

Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Czech utility company ČEZ, has received supplementary bids for the construction of a new nuclear source in Dukovany.

French-based EdF and KHNP of South Korea have submitted updated bids for the fifth unit of Dukovany and now also binding options for additional three units. EDU II will now assess the bids from financial, business and technical points of view. The evaluation model is based on recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“We will now evaluate the bids and, in accordance with the contract with the state, we will submit the evaluation report to the Ministry of Industry and Trade and subsequently to the Government of the Czech Republic for final approval,” said Tomáš Pleskač, member of the Board of Directors and Director of ČEZ’ New Energy Division.

It is expected that the contracts will be finalised during this year and ready for signing by 31 March 2025. The final signing of the contracts will be followed by a thorough preparation of design and planning documentation so as to meet the deadline for the start of the test operation of the new unit in 2036.

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