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    The Slovak Ministry of Economy has finished talks with Rosatom on the Russian company’s entry to a project of building a new nuclear power plant in Jaslovske Bohunice, the server sme.sk has reported. A new strategic partner may join the project, the server wrote.

    Jaslovske Bohunice Nuclear Power Plant (c) MarkBA

    “We’ve failed to come to a final point as the Slovak government cannot meet their demands at the moment and so we concluded the negotiations,” minister Tomas Malatinsky said in an interview for Slovak news agency SITA. ”We, however, do not rule out resumption of the talks if they (Russians) modify their demands,” Malatinsky told SITA.
    The exclusive talks with Rosatom have thus ended.

    The main problem was the issue of guarantees of the purchasing price of electricity from the new plant in Jaslovske Bohunice. This was one of Rosatom’s conditions to join the project. The Slovak ministry is rejecting the guarantees.

    The project continues, Malatinsky said. “This means we’ve got the partner, (the Czech energy group) CEZ, and the environmental (impact) study is in progress,” he added.
    Slovakia had originally picked CEZ as a partner for building a new plant in Jaslovske Bohunice, western Slovakia, and that is why in 2009 the government and the Czech company set up a joint venture, Jadrova energeticka spolocnost Slovenska (JESS). CEZ has a 49 percent stake and enjoys management control at JESS.

    In January of the year CEZ said its priority was the tender to build two new units at the Czech nuclear plant Temelin, in the south of Bohemia, near the Austrian border.
    Rosatom was to replace CEZ in the Slovak project. Source: CTK

    Read more: Slovakia Ends Talks on Rosatom’s Entry to Nuclear Project | The Daily Slovakia http://www.thedaily.sk/slovakia-ends-talks-on-rosatoms-entry-to-nuclear-project/#ixzz2qZYQeEio

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