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Bulgaria approves actions to build units 7 and 8 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant

Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers approved a report by the Minister of Energy on action to build units 7 and 8 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant with AP 1000 technology.

In particular, it agreed to the construction of Unit 8 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant and ordered that the necessary procedures and documentation be prepared.

With regard to the construction of Unit 7, the Council of Ministers is instructing the Minister of Energy to organise the necessary procedures for the selection of a contractor that will provide complex design, construction and commissioning services. The final contract with the successful contractor and the supplier of AP 1000 technology must be drawn up at a fixed price and terms of implementation.

The construction of units 7 and 8 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant can successfully replace the decommissioned units 1 to 4 with a total installed capacity of 1760 megawatt-equivalent (MWe) and provide a reliable source of baseload electricity.

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