OREANDA-NEWS. June 20, 2012. 20 June 2012 13 Czech companies signed memoranda of cooperation today with Rusatom Overseas, a daughter company of Rosatom.

List of these companies includes Armatury Group a.s.,  AURA, a.s.,  BAEST Machines & Structures, a.s.,  DEL a.s., H Project, s.r.o., INELSEV s.r.o., KLIMA, a.s.,  KPS Metal a.s., LIBENSKO-VYSOCANSKA OBCHODNI SPOLECNOST, s. r. o., 10. MBNS – International, spol. s r.o.,  MICo, spol. s r.o.,  PSG – International a.s. 13. V-KUTY spol. s r.o. They have extended the group of 25 Czech and Slovak companies, which already signed the same memoranda last autumn and this March.

The memoranda define the basic conditions of long-term cooperation between the Czech signatories and the Rosatom Group in the manufacture, assembly and construction of nuclear power plants with VVER reactors in the Czech Republic, the Russian Federation and most importantly on the global market. A great opportunity will be the option to supply technologies and services for the completion of TemelinNPP if Consortium MIR.1200 wins the tender.

“Currently Rosatom is building 28 reactors worldwide, which is a figure that none of the competitors can offer. Therefore, in the next twenty years we plan to purchase equipment and services for the constructed nuclear facilities worth more than 300 billion dollars. It is for this purpose that we are constantly expanding our suppliers chain and are logically approaching Czech companies, which have long-term experience working with VVER technology”, is how Rusatom Overseas Executive Vice-President Leosh Tomicek described the importance of the memoranda.

One of the signatories of the memoranda is also the General Director of PSG - International Tomas  Krones who said: “Cooperation with the corporation Rosatom means a huge potential for the economic development of our company in the area of construction of power plant structures. Like the other signatories of the memoranda, we regard cooperation with the Russian partners as a guarantee of quality and bilaterally beneficial work, which will lead to the further development of the local industry.”

In the last four years Rosatom, and its subsidiaries respectively, has noted deliveries from the Czech Republic worth approximately 2,7 billion crowns. “We are cooperating with Czech colleagues in the long-term and count on them for our future projects. For example, the two units for India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant we had nine Czech companies delivering fixtures, pumps, cables and other equipment worth almost 60 million dollars,” adds Tomicek.