Czech and Slovak companies cooperate for the long-term operation of the plant: Corporate

February 08, 2022

The Czech utility ČEZ and the Slovak radioactive waste management company JAVYS have extended their cooperation by signing a memorandum of cooperation to collaborate on the management of aging equipment and the reduction of the volume of waste in nuclear power plants.

The Dukovany factory in the Czech Republic (Image: ČEZ)

The main purpose of the cooperation agreement – signed on February 3 – is the in-depth exchange of experience and information concerning activities and projects, in particular in the field of waste reduction in nuclear installations, facilities management and lifetime assessment. In practice, this should translate into the exchange of analyzes and technical and operational data and, where appropriate, the pursuit of specific projects.

“JAVYS is a company with which we have a long-term cooperation within the JESS (Jadrová energyká spoločnosť Slovenska) joint venture, and which has extensive experience in waste treatment and environmental condition assessment projects. important equipment in nuclear power plants,” Bohdan said. Zronek, director of the nuclear energy division of ČEZ. “It relies on life management and ensuring long-term operation. Therefore, further strengthening this cooperation makes perfect sense.”

ČEZ is heading towards 60 years of operation of the Dukovany and Temelín nuclear power plants.

“Assessing the state of technology is one of the most important issues that most nuclear operators are currently dealing with,” said JAVYS CEO Pavol Štuller. “This is an absolutely necessary condition for the operation of the nuclear power plants on which their future depends. And in view of the plans of the two countries, we are happy to further expand our cooperation.”

The Czech Republic has six nuclear reactors generating around one third of its electricity. Four VVER-440 units are located in Dukovany, Vysočina region, and two VVER-1000 units are located in Temelín, South Bohemia region.

Slovakia has four nuclear reactors – Mochovce units 1 and 2 and Bohunice units 3 and 4 – producing half of its electricity and two more under construction (Mochovce 3 and 4).

Research and writing by World Nuclear News

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