Excursion to Temelin nuclear power station
First plans for a power station were drafted in the late 1970s, the final project was submitted in 1985 and construction of operating units began in 1987. After the Velvet revolution in 1989 a decision was made to build only two reactors instead of the previously planned four. The first reactor was commissioned in 2000 and the second in 2002.
In the 1990s alterations to the original design were made by Westinghouse in conjunction with SUJB and the IAEA to bring reliability and safety levels into conformance with Western European standards. The standards audit was carried out by Halliburton NUS. As part of the alterations information and control systems were added, electrical modifications carried out, and cabling, reactor core and fuel elements were replaced.