EDF is delighted with the official launch of the Dukovany 5 tender in the Czech Republic announced on 17 March 2022 and congratulates the Czech Government and ČEZ for their continuous efforts to meet this crucial goal

Dukovany 5 marks the renaissance of nuclear led by Europe and in Europe, reaffirming the role of nuclear energy for the decarbonisation of Europe's energy mix and the revival of the European nuclear industry.

EDF has been deeply engaged over the past years in supporting the Dukovany 5 process and is proud to be invited to submit THE European bid of the competition. As a European utility and vendor, the Group is committed to:

  1. Offering a European technology: the EPR1200, a mid-size adaptation of the proven EPR relying on decades of expertise and licensed in 4 countries including 3 in Europe;
  2. Delivering a complete integrated offer;
  3. Relying on its historic partners Bouygues Travaux Publics and GE Power as well as on leading Czech companies for a truly French-Czech-led industrial team;
  4. Reinforcing the long-term cooperation between EDF and ČEZ, two likeminded leading European nuclear operators, to deliver a fleet of safe, reliable and high-performing nuclear power plants in Europe.

EDF is proud to support the Czech Republic’s ambition towards net zero and is more than ever committed to demonstrate the competitiveness of the European nuclear industry.
Let’s build the foundation for a meaningful European cooperation at Dukovany and beyond on other EPR projects for Europe’s energy independence and self-reliance.

EDF announces the signature of several industrial cooperation agreements during the World Nuclear Exhibition with the Czech Industry

On December 1st, 2021, in the context of the fourth edition of the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) which took place in Paris, EDF announced the signature of industrial cooperation agreements with BAEST, I&C Energo, Hutní montáže, MICo, MSA, REKO Praha, SIGMA, Škoda JS, ÚJV Řež, and ZAT, notably in presence of CPIA (the Czech Power Industry Alliance).

These industrial cooperation agreements are a testimony of EDF’s commitment to strengthen its industrial ties with Czech companies active in the nuclear field for the delivery of its potential contemplated project at Dukovany. They represent an important step as well on the path towards the successful delivery of a European project supported by a qualified Czech and European supply chain.

EDF showcases major cooperation opportunities for the Czech nuclear industry at a “French-Czech Suppliers’ Day” event dedicated to the Dukovany 5 project

On 24 June 2021, EDF held a “French-Czech EDF Suppliers’ Day” dedicated to mobilize the Czech nuclear supply chain in the EDF-led EPR1200 reactor offer for the Dukovany nuclear power plant. The event was placed under the high patronage of H.E. the Ambassador of France to the Czech Republic, Alexis Dutertre, and hosted at the French Embassy in Prague.

The event was a major success gathering more than 50 leading Czech companies. Among other players, the event was attended by the three Czech industrial associations CPIA, AtomEx and NSK, as well as the major Czech industrial companies active in the nuclear sector: Metrostav, Skoda JS, ZAT, Sigma Group, ÚJV Řež, I&C Energo, Hutní montáže and BAEST Machines & Structures. Czech businesses had also the opportunity to develop their ties with EDF’s key partners Bouygues Travaux Publics and GE Steam Power and explore cooperation arrangements. The Suppliers’ Day is part of EDF’s approach to precisely map local industrial capabilities by engaging with them on the ground. Since 2016, the company has pre-selected key suppliers and shortlisted more than 150 companies as potential Czech partners.

Leveraging its localization experience in various countries, most recently for the Hinkley Point C EPR project in the United Kingdom, EDF showcased significant business opportunities for Czech sourcing on different scopes of work in the nuclear island, conventional island, auxiliary systems and civil works. The company reaffirmed its vision and commitment to partner with the Czech nuclear industry. It will devote the coming months to developing its local anchoring in Prague and secure the industrial scheme for the delivery of the EPR1200 reactor in the Czech Republic.