Westinghouse and Bulgarian Energy sign nuclear agreement

Westinghouse and Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to discuss co-operation on a range of nuclear energy projects at BEH’s Kozloduy site.

The projects — at Bulgaria’s only nuclear power plant — include support for the current operating plants in the areas of life extension and instrumentation and control, as well as the decommissioning and dismantling of the four non-operational units on site.

The scope of the agreement also covers more general considerations of various stages of the nuclear fuel cycle and proposed new-build in the region.

‘Westinghouse actively participated in the modernisation project of Kozloduy Units 5 and 6, and we are pleased to strengthen our relationship with such an important member of the international nuclear community,’ said Anders Jackson, Westinghouse president for Europe.

Bulgaria’s nuclear programme dates back 35 years, and energy from Kozloduy’s two operational pressurised water reactors accounts for a third of the nation’s electricity generation.