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S. Korea submits bid for Czech nuke plant project

Diplomacy 14:35 December 01, 2022

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's nuclear power plant operator said Thursday it has made an initial bid for the Czech Republic's Dukovany nuclear power plant project.

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) said it is expected to vie with U.S. Westinghouse and France's EDF for the project to build a 1,200-megawatt reactor in the southern region of Dukovany to be operational by around 2036.

The KHNP stressed its advanced nuclear power technologies and management prowess, as well as the Seoul government's strong commitment to supporting the successful completion of the project, as it submitted the bid to Czech energy group CEZ recently.

The Czech utility firm said the candidates would be expected to submit their final bid by the end of September 2023, with a final winner to be chosen by 2024 to start the construction in 2029, KHNP officials said.

This AP file photo shows cooling towers of the Dukovany nuclear power plant rising high above the natural surroundings of Dukovany, Czech Republic, on Sept. 27, 2011. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

This AP file photo shows cooling towers of the Dukovany nuclear power plant rising high above the natural surroundings of Dukovany, Czech Republic, on Sept. 27, 2011. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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