Bulgaria started the construction of units 7 and 8 at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant

Bulgaria has started the construction of units 7 and 8 at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, following a decision by the Council of Ministers. Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov announced this development at the outset of today’s government meeting.

The entity responsible for executing this project will receive an additional capital injection of 500 million BGN and will commence negotiations with the companies tasked with building unit 7. The target completion date is set for 2033.

noted the Bulgarian Prime Minister.

Denkov went on to specify that, with the same decision, construction of unit 8 at the Kozloduy NPP will also commence, with both units progressing simultaneously.

The combined capacity of these units will reach 2300 MW, a substantial increase over the closed first to fourth units of the Kozloduy NPP, which had a capacity of 1760 MW. Furthermore, the chosen reactor technology is unparalleled globally. It allows for rapid adjustments in reactor power, a vital feature for ensuring stable energy system management upon their operational deployment.

Denkov added

The Prime Minister extended his best wishes to the Minister of Energy, Rumen Radev, and his team, characterizing today’s decision as one of the most crucial actions taken during the government’s tenure.

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