Rusatom Service, the electric power division of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, signed a contract to update and modernise the Kozloduy Bulgarian nuclear power plant (NPP).
The agreement follows a public tender announced early in September.
The neutron-flux monitoring equipment plays an essential role in ensuring the NPP safety and is used in the water-water energetic reactor (VVER) control and protection systems.
“Modernisation of this system is a high-priority task,” read a company’s statement. “KB Gidropress, the chief designer of Kozloduy NPP reactors, and the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, the plant’s nuclear research advisor, will be involved in the approval of necessary technical documentation.”
The Rusatom Service project portfolio for Kozloduy NPP in Bulgaria already includes a number of significant tasks, among which a completed feasibility study for lifetime extension of the power unit number 5 and 6 and the modernisation of turbogenerators for increased capacity to 104 per cent.