THOUGH the project to build a new nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice is still a long way off, it is a ‘step closer’ to realisation. The Slovak nuclear power company JESS, which covers the entire project, has obtained from the Economy Ministry a certificate of compliance for its investment plan with the long-term energy policy of the Slovak Republic, the SITA newswire reported.
Without this certificate, the investor cannot begin construction of any new energy source or infrastructure. The new nuclear power station in Jaslovské Bohunice should replace the two nuclear units of the currently decommissioned plant V1. It should be ready to generate electricity starting in 2030. The project is still in the process of environmental impact assessment (EIA).
The new nuclear power plant is likely to have a lower installed capacity than originally assumed. According to the feasibility study, the new nuclear power plant should have installed capacity in the range from 1,200 to 2,400 megawatts. The Economy Ministry, however, has issued for JESS a certificate for a new nuclear power source at Jaslovské Bohunice with installed capacity of up to 1,200 megawatts, according to SITA.
According to the original plans, the new nuclear plant should cost €4-6 billion. With regard to cost overruns on all nuclear projects in Europe, however, total investments in this project can also be expected to increase.
Compiled by Roman Cuprik from press reports
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9. Dec 2014 at 10:05