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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


Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste has awarded a further three-year extension to the Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit Consultant contract to the Empresarios Agrupados/Nuvia Consortium. The contract will now run through to 2022.

Waste & Recycling 20 March 2019


Bulgaria invites investment in Belene project

Bulgaria invites investment in Belene project

Bulgaria's National Electricity Company yesterday announced a call for selection of a strategic investor for the construction of Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River near the Romanian border. The call also allows for expressions of interest to acquire a minority shareholding in the future project.

New Nuclear 12 March 2019


Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

A plasma melting facility at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has started operations, heralding a breakthrough in nuclear waste disposal to boost the decommissioning process.

Waste & Recycling 10 July 2018


Bulgarian parliament approves restart of Belene investor talks

Bulgarian parliament approves restart of Belene investor talks

The Bulgarian parliament, the National Assembly, yesterday mandated the country's energy minister to resume the search for investors in the construction of a second nuclear power plant at Belene. The National Assembly has thus recommended that the Council of Ministers reverse the 29 March 2012 decision to abandon the Belene project amid difficulties at that time in attracting investors.

Nuclear Policies 08 June 2018


Rising urges Bulgaria to meet nuclear power potential

Rising urges Bulgaria to meet nuclear power potential

Bulgaria should accelerate new nuclear build to meet the growing need for reliable, low-carbon electricity, Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, told Energy Commission Members at the Bulgarian Parliament today.

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2018


Bulgarian waste treatment facility testing completed

Bulgarian waste treatment facility testing completed

Kozloduy plasma melting facility - 48A demonstration test run of the Plasma Melting Facility at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria has been completed. The facility will be used to treat low- and intermediate-level solid radioactive waste, reducing its volume and immobilising it.

Waste & Recycling 30 November 2017


Bulgaria issues Kozloduy 5 licence extension

Bulgaria issues Kozloduy 5 licence extension

Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) has awarded a 10-year extension to the operating licence of unit 5 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant. NRA chairman Lachezar Kostov officially presented the document to the plant's executive director, Ivan Andreev, last week.

Regulation & Safety 06 November 2017