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Bulgarian cabinet approves plan for new unit at Kozloduy

Bulgarian cabinet approves plan for new unit at Kozloduy

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers, at a meeting on 20 January, approved plans presented by the Minister of Energy to construct a seventh unit at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant using Russian-supplied equipment purchased for the Belene project. The minister noted discussions have been held with Westinghouse of the USA to construct the unit.

New Nuclear 22 January 2021


Bulgaria and USA agree to nuclear cooperation

Bulgaria and USA agree to nuclear cooperation

The USA and Bulgaria recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on civil nuclear cooperation. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov noted that nuclear energy is one of the "greenest and cleanest" energies and that is why the country wants to use "safer technology of the latest generation" and to achieve diversification of nuclear fuel.

Nuclear Policies 29 September 2020


Viewpoint: Nuclear power and the energy transition in Bulgaria

Viewpoint: Nuclear power and the energy transition in Bulgaria

Brussels' wish for ​​a relatively rapid decommissioning of the coal-fired power plants of European Union Member States has the potential to create huge imbalances in Bulgaria's electricity system, writes Borislav Boev, a PhD student at D A Tsenov Academy of Economics.

Perspectives 29 September 2020


Framatome, GE and Rosatom team up for Belene project

Framatome, GE and Rosatom team up for Belene project

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced today it has signed Memoranda of Understanding with France's Framatome and GE Steam Power of the USA to participate in a tender to construct the Belene nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.

New Nuclear 18 June 2020


Five firms shortlisted to participate in Belene project

Five firms shortlisted to participate in Belene project

Bulgaria has shortlisted five companies to participate in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The applicants included three to be a strategic investor and two to be an equipment supplier.

New Nuclear 19 December 2019


Bulgaria and USA to explore nuclear energy cooperation

Bulgaria and USA to explore nuclear energy cooperation

The USA intends to send a technical team to Bulgaria to explore the possibilities for further cooperation in different areas of energy, including nuclear, President Donald Trump said yesterday in a joint statement issued with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of Bulgaria. The two leaders also expressed support for the licensing and use of US nuclear fuel for Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2019


Kozloduy unit 6 clear to operate for another 10 years

Kozloduy unit 6 clear to operate for another 10 years

Bulgaria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency has granted a 10-year extension to the operating licence of unit 6 at the Kozloduy nuclear power unit. The Russian design VVER-1000 in northern Bulgaria started operation in 1991 and can now continue generating electricity until October 2029.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2019


Bulgaria unveils wide interest in Belene project

Bulgaria unveils wide interest in Belene project

Bulgaria has received 13 applications for participation in the Belene nuclear power project, the country’s energy minister announced today. The applicants included seven to be a strategic investor, four to be an electricity customer and/or minority shareholder, and two to be an equipment supplier.

New Nuclear 20 August 2019


Belene project attracts five expressions of interest

Belene project attracts five expressions of interest

Five companies have expressed interest in Bulgaria's invitation for strategic investment in the construction of Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River near the Romanian border. According to national newspaper 24 Chasa, China National Nuclear Corporation, Framatome, General Electric, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power and Rosatom have all applied for the selection process.

New Nuclear 19 August 2019


Bulgaria starts formal process to find investor for Belene project

Bulgaria starts formal process to find investor for Belene project

The Bulgarian government has invited strategic investment in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The "call for expressions of interest for a strategic investor and/or acquisition of a minority shareholding and/or purchase of electricity" was published in the Official Journal of the European Union yesterday.

New Nuclear 23 May 2019