Czech Senate: Russian, Chinese firms should be excluded from nuclear power tender

The Senate has called on the government to exclude Russian and Chinese firms from taking part in a tender to supply the Dukovany nuclear power plant, citing national security concerns first raised at committee level.

In a resolution, the upper house of Parliament said it considers “undesirable that companies which are hostile to NATO countries or whose representatives are on EU sanctions lists to be involved in the strategic construction of the nuclear bloc”.

In June, a Senate committee called specifically for the Russian company Rosatom and CGN of China to be excluded from a planned tender process for the Dukovany extension.

Author: Brian Kenety