In the cancelled tender for completion of Nuclear Power Plant Temelín we belonged to major suppliers of new control system. At the moment when there is opening a possibility of inviting tenders for a new state contract we are desired partners again.
Within EU we supply our control systems to one third of nuclear units and to 10 percent in the world. Just because of our competences we have been approached by a Chinese partner – China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPEC), whose 7-member audit team visited our company a few days ago.
CNPEC is a daughter company of Chinese state company China General Nuclear Power (CGN), that is interested in construction of a new nuclear unit in the Czech Republic.
Currently there is from the CGN/CNPEC side going on mapping of local supply chain in the Czech Republic for so-called nuclear island that includes e.g. reactor and other equipment including control safety and non-safety systems.
Regarding the references, competences and our reputation abroad in the field of nuclear power industry is ZAT a very significant potential local supplier to CGN/CNPEC. On the basis of this fact there has been by the Chinese partner started a qualification process in our company.
„At the beginning of our meeting we presented a profile of our company, ZAT technical devices SandRA line Z100 and Z200 for realization of safety and non-safety functions and competences including the products for nuclear power inudstry, that we would like to apply within construction of a new nuclear unit,“ says Karel Stočes, Director of Nuclear Power Engineering Division. Our colleagues then showed the audit team round the new showroom where we have the development of four generations of ZAT control systems documented as well as round the high-tech manufacture premises with new technical equipment.
In the afternoon our experts presented the set up processes for safety products and replied to a lot of questions by the audit team.