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Bulgaria energy strategy includes four new nuclear reactors

Bulgaria energy strategy includes four new nuclear reactors

Energy minister Rossen Hristov has set out an energy strategy for 2023 to 2053 for Bulgaria, which includes plans for two new reactors at Kozloduy and two at Belene.

New Nuclear 19 January 2023


Bulgarian parliament backs new AP1000 reactor at Kozloduy

Bulgarian parliament backs new AP1000 reactor at Kozloduy

Bulgaria’s National Assembly voted by 112 to 45, with 39 abstentions, in favour of a draft decision asking ministers to negotiate with the US government for a new AP1000 unit at Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 16 January 2023


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Kozloduy and Framatome sign nuclear fuel agreement

Kozloduy and Framatome sign nuclear fuel agreement

The agreement with France's Framatome follows a deal with US firm Westinghouse and is part of the Bulgarian nuclear power plant's diversification of nuclear fuel supply.

Uranium & Fuel 04 January 2023


Bulgarian plant signs 10-year deal for Westinghouse fuel

Bulgarian plant signs 10-year deal for Westinghouse fuel

Kozloduy nuclear power plant's unit 5 is to switch from Russian fuel with a decade-long contract for Westinghouse to fabricate and deliver VVER-1000 nuclear fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 22 December 2022


Bulgarian parliament votes to switch from Russian nuclear fuel

Bulgarian parliament votes to switch from Russian nuclear fuel

The National Assembly of Bulgaria voted by 156 to 47 to call on the Council of Ministers to ensure the licensing  and a contract for supply of non-Russian nuclear fuel is concluded by 2024.

Nuclear Policies 10 November 2022


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