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VP of Rusatom Overseas Ivo Kouklík spoke at the Slovak Energy Congress ENKO26.04.2012 10:28 | Press-service of Rusatom OverseasVice-president of the company Rusatom Overseas Ivo Kouklík spoke today at the 9th Slovak Energy Congress ENKO 2012, which took place in Bratislava. The topic of his presentation was the involvement of Czech and Slovak companies in NPP construction projects realized by the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM. Ivo Kouklík also spoke about the state tender for the completion of NPP Temelín, which competes with the Czech-Russian consortium MIR.1200. The consortium consists of Czech company ŠKODA JS, which is its leader, and Russian companies Atomstroyexport and OKB Gidropress, which are daughter companies of ROSATOM. The advantage of Czech and Slovak firms is their long-lasting experience with VVER technology, which is based on the offer of consortium MIR.1200 in the tender for the completion of NPP Temelin. „Czech and Slovak’s industry has vast experience not only with supplies for the construction of NPPs but it also has a long-term practice in the area of engineering. ŠKODA JS is one of the leading firms with experience in construction and servicing of NPPs worldwide and is, therefore, a natural leader of Consortium MIR.1200 that is bidding for the completion of Temelin NPP“, said Kouklík. Ivo Kouklík also stressed the potential for Czech firms to get involved in supplies for foreign projects of Rosatom. From 2008 to 2011, Rosatom registers deliveries from the Czech Republic worth approximately 2,8 billion CZK. On top of that, Czech companies currently implement contracts for the Russian nuclear industry totaling more than 1.6 billion CZK. Altogether, until 2030 Rosatom plans the purchase of equipment and services for constructed NPPs worth more than 300 billion USD, which represents an enormous potential for the Czech and Slovak nuclear industry. One of the companies, which is involved in supplies for the projects of Rosatom for a long time, is Slovak firm SES Tlmače. Between 2009 and 2011 they supplied goods worth 20,4 million EUR to the Russian market. Ing. Gabriel Sirotnak, Marketing Director of SES Tlmace said: „Our company continuously provides supplies for VVER nuclear technology since the 1980s. Besides Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Poland, and Russia we have also delivered our products for Czech NPPs Temelin and Dukovany and for Slovak NPPs Mochovce and Jaslovske Bohunice. The supply for NPP Temelin and also for other projects of Rosatom globally is, therefore, a big opportunity for us“.