France’s Avera believes it has an advantage in the bid to expand Temelín.  (© ILUSTRA)

The contract to build two new reactor blocks at the Czech Republic’s Temelín nuclear power plant promises to be the largest tender in Czech history and one of the largest civil engineering projects in the EU in the coming years.

With the tender documentation due to be issued on Monday (Oct. 31), the three bidders are stepping up their PR campaigns to promote their respective technologies.

Having covered the main arguments presented by the Russian-led consortium on Monday following a meeting with Sergei Kirienko, head of Russian state nuclear enterprise Rosatom (see Rosatom promises up to K 120 billion to Czech firms if awarded nuclear tender), Czech Position talked to Thomas Epron, the CEE region director for the French bidder Areva, about the company’s offer.

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