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Iran and Bulgaria discuss nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

12 July 2016

Boiko_Borisov_Eshaq_Jahangiri_(Bulgarian_Gvt)-48Iran and Bulgaria have agreed to exchange experience in nuclear energy, Bulgaria's cabinet of ministers announced yesterday, following a meeting in Tehran between Bulgarian energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova and deputy prime minister Tomislav Donchev with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Russia wins 'half' of compensation claimed in Belene lawsuit

Corporate

16 June 2016

The International Court of Arbitration has ruled in favour of Russia's Atomstroyexport over its claim for compensation after Bulgaria cancelled the Belene nuclear power plant it had been contracted to build. The Bulgarian Energy Ministry has stressed however that the Court ordered the payment of half of the total sum the Rosatom subsidiary had sought to receive.

Bulgaria agrees Kozloduy 6 life extension plan with Russia

Corporate

29 January 2016

Russian and Bulgarian companies have signed a contract to extend the operating life of unit 6 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant to 60 years. The agreement - between Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant plc and a consortium of Russia's Rusatom Services and Bulgaria's Risk Engineering Ltd - was signed during a meeting of the Bulgarian-Russian intergovernmental commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation in Sofia yesterday, by Evgeny Sal'kov, general director of Rusatom Services, and Dimitar Angelov, executive director of Kozloduy NPP plc.

Bulgaria secures $80 million waste facility deal

Waste and Recycling

08 July 2016

Kozloduy waste store contract - 48Bulgaria has signed a €72 million ($80 million) agreement with a consortium to build a radioactive waste repository for its Kozloduy nuclear power plant that is expected start operations in 2021, the country's energy ministry said yesterday. The consortium consists of German Nukem Technologies, which is owned by Russia's AtomStroyExport, and four Bulgarian companies.

IAEA sees improved regulation in Bulgaria

Regulation and Safety

19 April 2016

Bulgaria's nuclear safety regulatory system has improved significantly in recent years but its high staff turnover remains a concern, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review mission has concluded.

Westinghouse continues talks with Bulgaria on Kozloduy 7

New Nuclear

07 April 2015

Westinghouse Electric Company and the Bulgarian government are in talks to set a structure and timeline for their agreement to build a seventh reactor at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.