Workshop with partners from the Korea Republic
The 5th international workshop on the common Czech and Korean R&D project No TM02000039 „Examination and improvement of mitigation capabilities and strategies of operating PWRs and an APR series PWR against Design Extension Conditions“ was held from 8 to 12 May 2023 in the Czech Republic. The workshop was organized by partner organizations TES Ltd. and Brno University of Technology (BUT). The group of local experts from TES and BUT was brought together with experts from Korean partner companies represented by FNC Technology Co., Ltd; two representatives of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. and also a representative of KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School (KINGS). The topics of the workshop mainly related to the activities carried out in the Project in phases No. 4 and 5, i.e. safety analyzes of accident scenarios on APR1400 units of Gen III+ generation within Design Extension Conditions (DEC), including Severe Accidents. The workshop contributed considerably to the strengthening of the mutual cooperation both from the point of sharing field expertise and experience and facilitating personal relationships between Czech and Korean project teams. Taking into account the fact that the South Korean company KHNP with its APR design is one of the participants in the tender for the completion of the fifth unit of the Dukovany NPP in the Czech Republic and also a hot favourite for the construction of new nuclear units in Poland, we greatly value such cooperation and believe that it will contribute to further strengthening research and business relations between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Korea.
Unit 3 of the Mochovce NPP connected to the power grid
One of the two turbine - generators of the Mochovce NPP (Slovakia) was connected to the power grid on January 31, 2023. The start-up of the second turbine -generator was carried out a few days later on February 4, 2023. This is the first time within commissioning stage when the Mochovce NPP, Unit3 started to supply electricity, operating at 20 % power output. Nuclear engineers from the TES s.r.o. company have been involved in the commissioning of new Mochovce NPP units since 2015, when the company was awarded the contract for the scientific supervision over the commissioning of the Mochovce NPP, Unit 3 for the Nuclear Authority of the Slovak Republic. The subject of the contract is to provide support for non-active and active commissioning of components and systems of new nuclear power units with particular focus on the implementation of nuclear safety principles. TES is providing continual monitoring of works including successful completion of all prescribed tests and assessment documentation. Among major activities of the recent period the TES specialists have submitted test documentation assessing that the stage of physical start-up was completed. Next, the energy start-up tests will follow, including a number of tests performed at different power outputs. The stage of energy start-up is finished by first connection of both turbine-generators to the power grid.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dear Business Partners! In warm appreciation of your support and cooperation during the past year, we extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season. We wish you good health and happiness throughout the coming year.
Korean Nuclear & High-Tech Day 2022
TES s.r.o. participated in the Korean Nuclear and High-Tech Day 2022, that was held on June 28, 2022 in Prague, with the support of the Czech Chamber of Commerce. TES and KEPCO E&C used this event to sign the Memorandum of Cooperation attended by Kim Sung-Arm, President of CEO KEPCO E&C and Oto Mareček, Executive Director of TES. The meeting of both parties paved the way for future development of cooperation between TES and Korean partners.
The Plaque of Appreciation
Following the APR1000 Supplier Symposium held on 22 March 2022 in Prague, TES representatives were invited to the ceremonial dinner organized by KHNP at Valeč castle. At this event, the KHNP CEO Mr. Jae Hoon Chung handed over the Plaque of Appreciation to the TES General Director Mr. Martin Štajgl. The plaque has been awarded in recognition of contribution to strengthening the cooperation between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Korea in the nuclear power R&D sector through the successful implementation of the Korea-Czech international research program.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dear Business Partners, In warm appreciation of your support and cooperation during the past year, we extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season. We wish you good health and happiness throughout the coming year.
Workshop with partners from the Korea Republic
The 2nd international workshop on the common Czech and Korean R&D project No TM02000039 „Examination and improvement of mitigation capabilities and strategies of operating PWRs and an APR series PWR against Design Extension Conditions“ was held from 15 – 19 November, 2021 in the Korea Republic. It was organized by FNC Technology Co., Ltd; Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. and KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School (KINGS). From the Czech Republic, a group of 5 experts from the TES s.r.o. company and 3 experts from the Brno University of Technology joined their Korean project colleagues. The participants discussed specific project issues regarding the phase 1, 2 and 3. The workshop contributed considerably to the strengthening of the mutual cooperation both from the point of sharing field expertise and experience and facilitating personal relationships between Czech and Korean project teams. TES and Brno University of Technology experts visited special technology facilities of the Korean companies playing a leading role in the Korean nuclear industry and research, especially laboratories of FNC Ltd, headquarters of KHNP, Research Institute of KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institut) and production factory of Doosan Industries&Construction. Last but not least, TES visited also Shin-Kori to see APR1400 unit in operation as well as the one under construction and also KINGS Institute (Kepco International Nuclear Graduate School). All Czech participants were very grateful to their Korean colleagues who, despite diverse Covid pandemic situation could organise such a good quality and interesting program which was perfectly planned in every detail and accuracy. We believe that professional and personal contacts as settled during the meeting will last on the completion of the project and formed a sound basis for the future cooperation.
All For Power Conference
The 15th Inernational All For Power Conference was held on 15th and 16th November, 2021 in the presence of the energy industry leaders from the Czech Republic and abroad. The conference focused on the development of the Czech and Slovak conventional and nuclear power plants in a global context, export of large industrial works and obviously the construction of new nuclear power plant units in the Dukovany NPP in the Czech Republic. The future of nuclear power was a widely discussed issue of the conference. Oto Marecek, the executive director of the TES, s.r.o. participated in two-day presentation programme introducing the TES company and its activities as a supplier of engineering services for the nuclear power plants. In his presentation, Mr. Marecek focused mainly on the service and maintenance of the NPP electrical equipment that is ensured by TES at both Czech nuclear power plants. He emphasised that regularly performed electrical equipment diagnostics is of an essential importance for the reliable, cost-effective and safe operation of the plant systems.
French-Czech-Slovak Summer School of Nuclear Engineering in Třebíč
TES together with other partners supported the French-Czech-Slovak Summer School designed for graduates, doctoral students or professionals in nuclear power engineering fields. The Summer School was held from August 30 to September 3, 2021 in Třebíč, not far from the Nuclear Power Plant Dukovany. It was organized by the West Bohemia University in Plzeň, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and scientific attachés from the French Embassy in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, aiming to promote knowledge on current NPP long-term operation issues. Among the topics covered, the lecturers addressed NPP ageing mechanisms, surveillance program or nuclear safety issues. Classes were presented by experts from the West Bohemia University Plzen, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC Czech Technical University in Prague), French nuclear operator EDF and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), ČEZ, a.s. and Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. As part of the program, the participants had an opportunity to visit the Nuclear Power Plant Dukovany.
South Korea strengthens partnership with Czech Republic in science and research. TES at Joint Working Group meeting on Czech-Korean R&D project.
KHNP CEO Chung Jae-Hoon and South Korea Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon Sung-Wook visited the Czech Republic on June 17 and 18, 2021. The mission aimed at conveying Korea willingness to strengthen and emphasise partnership of Korea and Czech companies and universities in a number of innovative fields in science and research, all in light of long awaited construction of 2 new units of NPP Dukovany. As part of the mission an on-line Joint Working Group Meeting was held on June 18 to overview a three-year Czech and Korean R&D project „ “Examination and improvement of mitigation capabilities and strategies of operating PWRs and an APR series PWR against Design Extension Conditions (DEC)” that is supported by Czech Technological Agency (TAČR) and Korea Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP). Partners from TES and KHNP confirmed successful results of 1st and2nd stage of the project and specified objectives for the following 3rd stage. Since restrictions against Covid-19 have recently been relaxed, all participants welcomed the opportunity to meet in person during next working meeting that will be carried out in November 2021 in South Korea.