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Westinghouse engages with potential Bulgarian suppliers

US company Westinghouse Electric welcomed representatives from over 50 companies to its Bulgarian Supplier Symposium this week. The event offered a forum to engage with potential suppliers in support of the two AP1000® reactors selected by Bulgaria for the Kozloduy nuclear site.

In June 2023, Westinghouse was awarded a front-end engineering and design contract with the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) New Built project. In October, the company signed memorandums of understanding with key Bulgarian suppliers for Kozloduy and other European projects, including for the manufacture of instrumentation and controls (I&C) systems, radiation monitoring systems and various engineering, consulting and construction services.

“Bulgaria could be among the first countries in Europe with the AP1000 reactor, which is the most advanced nuclear technology available,” said Petyo Ivanov, Executive Director of Kozloduy NPP New Built company. “This project is critical to provide our country with a reliable source of clean energy that will not only reduce emissions but will be an investment in our economy, creating thousands of green jobs across the nuclear supply chain. By working together with Westinghouse, we can deliver the promise of clean, safe and secure nuclear energy.”

“Westinghouse has a long history of working with the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant and the nuclear industry in Bulgaria, including the 10-year agreement signed in 2022 to supply nuclear fuel to one of the existing Kozloduy units,” stated Elias Gedeon, Senior Vice President of Westinghouse Energy Systems Commercial Operations. “We are making notable progress on our front-end engineering and design contract for the AP1000 reactors. We look forward to further expanding partnerships with the deeply experienced, local supply base within the country to support this new build opportunity.”

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