Chech Republic Nuclear Matchmaking Program

CZECH NUCLEAR ENERGY DELEGATION

“Nuc IndusTRy – Nükleer Endüstride Yerli Katkı Projesi” (Domestic Contribution in Nuclear Industry Project), which is a part of the URGE Project and furthered under the coordinatorship of Ankara Chamber of Industry and Trade, was held in Czech Republic on 30 October-4 November 2016 with support of the International Nuclear Power Plants Summit (INPPS).

Within the scope of this Project, the delegation participated in the VVER 2016 International Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 30-November 1, 2016, and bilateral meetings were held during the conference. Afterwards, on November 2-4, 2016, some visits were conducted in Temelin and Plzen cities, including a variety of nuclear manufacturing and training facilities and Temelin Nuclear Power Plant.

Representatives of 9 member companies participated in the event. 90 bilateral business meetings were planned and realized according to the business lines of the companies. 30 of these meetings seemed to possibly yield positive results and were reported to our Chamber and one of the member companies closed a business deal during this event. In addition to this, representatives of our Chamber of Industry and Trade also held official talks with some foreign enterprises in order to promote the Project’s international collaboration and potential export opportunities. Within this scope, some meetings were held with the Czech Power Industry Alliance.

The first visit was performed in Temelin Nuclear Power Plant. During this visit, a great deal of information about the operation of the nuclear power plant and necessary safety measures was obtained, and the turbine field was closely examined. The next field visit in Plzen was performed in Skoda JS’s manufacturing facilities. A detailed presentation about Skoda JS’s lines of work was shown after the fields for the manufacturing process of nuclear fuel rods and for other heavy equipment in the nuclear island were visited. During these visits, member companies were briefed in detail about applicable standards in nuclear industry and foreign experts had an opportunity to get acquainted with our member companies and their areas of production.