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Bulgaria planning for nuclear cooperation with Greece

Bulgaria planning for nuclear cooperation with Greece

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov says he hopes to put "concrete proposals" to Greece within 12 months. It is believed that the plan would be for Greece to sign a long-term supply contract for energy from a new nuclear reactor in Bulgaria.

New Nuclear 22 March 2022


Bulgaria enlists Fluor and NuScale

Bulgaria enlists Fluor and NuScale

Bulgarian Energy Holding has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with US engineering firm Fluor to look at the possibility of replacing coal boilers with NuScale small nuclear reactors, among other things. The country has committed to stop using coal for electricity generation by 2037 or 2040.

New Nuclear 29 October 2021


Nuclear profits sustain Bulgaria in gas crisis

Nuclear profits sustain Bulgaria in gas crisis

Profits from Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant are being redirected to provide subsidies of BGN110 (USD65) per MWh to industry. Some 630,000 industrial consumers will receive the benefit to protect them from power prices driven by gas.

Nuclear Policies 28 October 2021


Energy crisis spurs Bulgaria's nuclear debate

Energy crisis spurs Bulgaria's nuclear debate

Demands for new nuclear build in Bulgaria have intensified on the high price of coal-fired electricity and the need to replace the power plants that produce it. Bogomil Manchev, chairman of the Bulgarian Atomic Forum, used a newspaper interview to call on the government to make a plan to build at Belene as well as Kozloduy.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2021


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Bulgarian plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Bulgarian plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of units 5 and 6 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 19 July 2021


NuScale SMR to be evaluated for use in Bulgaria

NuScale SMR to be evaluated for use in Bulgaria

NuScale Power of the USA and Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant - New Build Plc have agreed to evaluate the suitability of NuScale's small modular reactor technology for deployment at the existing Kozloduy nuclear power plant site in Bulgaria. KNPP-NB is a public limited company established to commission new nuclear power capacity at the site.

New Nuclear 17 February 2021


Westinghouse signs VVER fuel licensing contract

Westinghouse signs VVER fuel licensing contract

A VVER-1000 fuel licensing agreement between Westinghouse Electric Company and Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant has been described as a major step forward in Bulgaria's energy supply diversification. The agreement covers the development of safety analyses for the licensing and implementation of alternative nuclear fuel for Kozloduy unit 5.

Uranium & Fuel 05 February 2021


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