Lower-house votes in favour of exempting Chinese and Russian companies from Dukovany expansion

On Wednesday, the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of exclusively using technologies provided by states that have acquiesced to an international agreement on government tenders for the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant. In effect, this means that Chinese and Russian companies are not able to take part in the tenders.

The vote came just after the government finished setting up its security questionnaire for companies competing in the multibillion crown tender. The document has now been sent to the state owned energy company ČEZ, which is expected to forward it to the respective contenders - France’s EDF, South Korea’s KHNP and the North American company Westinghouse.

Russian and Chinese companies have also been excluded from the tender by the government.

Author: Tom McEnchroe