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Dukovany expansion approved

Dukovany expansion approved - Czech Points

Elektrárna Dukovany II, a subsidiary of the power utility ČEZ, has obtained a permit from the State Office for Nuclear Safety to build a new nuclear power unit at the Dukovany power plant.

According to the company, this is one of the most important preparatory steps before the start of construction and the selection of a supplier. The preparation and processing of documentation for the licensing procedure took five years and included over 200 professional studies, ČEZ said.

Expectations are that at least one new reactor will be built at Dukovany by 2035 to replace the four existing units that are scheduled to be shut down between 2035 and 2037.  The expansion of the Dukovany and Temelin nuclear power plants is to help the Czech Republic meet emissions reduction targets and goals for energy security.