Westinghouse signs Bulgaria supplier MoUs

20 October 2023

A series of memorandums of understanding (MoU) have been signed by Westinghouse Electric Company with suppliers in Bulgaria for the proposed new units at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant and other potential projects.

From left: Kalin Peshov, Chairman of GBS; Ivan Mihaylov; US Ambassador to Bulgaria H.E. Kenneth Merten; Sean Jones, Senior Director, Energy Systems Account Management & Procurement Execution, Westinghouse (Image: Westinghouse)

The companies signing MoUs include OSKAR-EL, EnergoService and EQE Bulgaria, with the potential work including manufacturing of key components such as the instrumentation and controls systems, radiation monitoring systems and engineering and consulting services.

David Durham, president of Energy Systems at Westinghouse, said: "The Bulgarian nuclear supply chain is deeply experienced and will be critical in supporting our successful delivery of the world’s most advanced, proven AP1000 reactor for our customer."

The event was hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, whose CEO Ivan Mihaylov said: "Expanding the partnerships of the company with proven and well-qualified local suppliers is key for the sustainable development of the project here."

Earlier this year Westinghouse and Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild signed an MoU to initiate planning for the potential deployment of one or more of its AP1000 reactors at Kozloduy.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News