Bulgaria to complete nuke unit construction in 2022

Bulgaria to complete nuke unit construction in 2022

PanARMENIAN.Net - Construction of Unit 7 at Bulgaria’s only nuclear power plant in the Danube town of Kozloduy should be completed in 2022, NPP CEO Valentin Nikolov said, according to RIA Novosti.

"Everything depends on the talks with the Russian side about the specific nuclear reactor," Nikolov was quoted by Sofia News Agency as saying.

Bulgaria decided to build a new unit at the Kozloduy NPP after it gave up on the construction of a second NPP in Belene in March 2012.

The government decided to install the 1000 MW reactor already produced for Belene by Russian contractor Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of Rosatom, at the existing plant in Kozloduy.

Five companies have applied to conduct a preliminary study for the project, and one of them will be picked by the Bulgarian government by the end of next week, Nikolov said.

Only the 1000MW Units 5 and 6 are currently operational at the Kozloduy NPP, after Bulgaria agreed to shut down the 440 MW Units 1-4 in 2002 and 2006 as part of its EU accession talks under pressure from Brussels.

The Bulgarian government has also initiated a program to extend the life of Units 5 and 6 by at least 20 years as their life is set to expire in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

 Top stories
“We were not successful to solicit forgiveness from the hearts of victims. So the execution went on,” Mohammad Javad Larijani said.
U.S. Central Command said C-130 transport aircraft had made "multiple" drops of supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq.
The president will aim to show the U.S. public and allies abroad that he is committed to a plan to "degrade" and "destroy" the group.
Cazeneuve said authorities are monitoring a French member of the Islamic State group identified by the U.S. State Department.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.