Slovenské Elekrárne (SE), the country’s dominant electricity producer, has launched the operation of the main control room in the third block, which means that the testing phase can start. The block is currently 90 percent complete, the SITA newswire reported.
“We brought to life the brain of the new block of EMO which will remotely operate all systems,” said Nicola Cotugno, chair of the SE’s board of directors, as quoted by SITA, adding that this confirms the company’s interest to complete all the blocks according to the original plan.
This means that the commercial operation of the third block should commence by the end of 2016, while the fourth block is scheduled start operating a year later.
The construction work on both blocks has accelerated during the past 10 months and the number of workers has also been increased, according to SE. Regarding the suppliers, 53 percent are Slovak, 10 percent are Czech; the remainder consists of predominantly German and Italian companies. About 78 percent of the workforce is Slovak, SITA wrote.
The total cost of the project should amount to €4.63 billion.
3. Nov 2015 at 14:19 | Compiled by Spectator staff