NAKA have raided a nuclear plant in Mochovce

A surprise search concerned one of the suppliers located on the site.

The National Criminal Agency raided the Mochovce nuclear power plant, near Levice, in connection with the Italian firm Solesi. The company does not pay some of its subcontractors. The National Criminal Agency raided the Mochovce nuclear power plant, near Levice, in connection with the Italian firm Solesi. The company does not pay some of its subcontractors. (Source: SME)

The National Criminal Agency (NAKA) raided the premises of the nuclear power plant Mochovce, Nitra Region.

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The raid is said to have involved one of the suppliers working on the completion of new nuclear reactors, the Solesi company of Italy. The firm won a €30 million contract for this project, as reported by the SITA newswire.

“This operation does not concern the electric utility company Slovenské Elektrárne (SE),” said the company's communication manager Miroslav Šarišský as quoted by SITA. The SE joint stock company owns the Mochovce plant.

One of the Slovenské Elektrárne's suppliers is seemingly in a business dispute with its subcontractor, Šarišský said. He added that the SE sticks to its obligations towards suppliers.

Another raid in Bratislava

The NAKA's specialised team, also known as “team Elektro”, conducted a raid in the Slovak capital, too, spokesperson for the police Michal Slivka said to SITA.

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“The goal of the ‘Debtor’ raid was to secure accounting documents concerning the activity of one supplier for the completion of reactors 3 and 4,” he added, as quoted by SITA.

Solesi is known for not paying for work done by several of its subcontractors. The disputes have lasted for about two years.

A prosecution in this case has already been set in motion for the crime of favouring a creditor in connection with unpaid claims worth more than €2 million, Slivka claimed.

The company faced a similar problem in Denmark, where Solesi failed to pay a full wage to its employees and failed to pay invoices on time, the aktuality.sk website wrote.

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