The government presented the bill on nuclear plants on August 11, 2020. It was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on June 16, 2021, and sent to the Chamber of Senators for its approval before taking effect.
The objective is to allow the construction of new nuclear plants, supported by the National Investment Plan of the Czech Republic 2020-2050. The bill refers to the construction of a new unit of the Dukonavy nuclear power plant, with a capacity of 100 MW.
After months of debate and negotiation, it was agreed to include an amendment in order to avoid the participation of Russian and Chinese companies in the bidding process. A security questionnaire will be sent to candidates, but only the French company EDF, the South Korean company KHNP and the North American Westinghouse.
The bill was signed into law by the President on September 27th, 2021.