EOn considers building plant in Slovakia

22 March 2007

[Bloomberg, Slovak Spectator, 22 March] EOn of Germany is considering constructing a new nuclear power plant at the existing Bohunice site in Slovakia. Eon Energie's chairman, Johannes Teyssen, and other EOn executives met with Slovak prime minister Robert Fico in Bratislava on 21 March. The Slovak government is seeking energy alternatives to compensate for the loss of generating capacity with the closure of the Bohunice 1 reactor in December 2006 and the scheduled shutdown of Bohunice 2 by the end of 2008. The closures of the Soviet-designed units are in line with commitments made by Slovakia when it joined the European Union in May 2004. Fico said, "We want to utilize the infrastructure of Jaslovske Bohunice to the maximum after the closures there." He added, "We are looking at all possibilities of how to build a new significant power source at this location." Fico said that Eon is "the first serious partner" interested in discussing new reactors at Bohunice. EOn and the Slovak government "have come to a preliminary understanding," he said.

Further information


WNA's Nuclear Power in Slovakia information paper

WNN: EU accession brings early reactor closures