Bulgaria's 2nd Nuke Tender "May be Delayed"

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Bulgaria's 2nd Nuke Tender "May be Delayed" The upcoming tender over Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant in Belene might be postponed, according to Energy Minister Milko Kovachev. Photo by novinite.com archive

The upcoming tender over Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant in Belene might be postponed, according to Energy Minister Milko Kovachev.

In an interview for the private bTV channel Kovachev said that there are certain people willing to obstruct the construction of Bulgaria's second nuke. In his words there are specific "economic interests" exerting influence over Bulgaria's nuclear policy.

Several major companies including US company Westinghouse, France's Framatome, the Czech Republic's Skoda and Russia's Atomstroyexport have declared their interest to bid for the power plant construction. The Bulgarian state will hold at least 51 % in the Belene nuclear power plant.

The plant in Belene should be built by 2010. Its construction was stalled in 1990 over financial problems, and after protests of environmentalists. In the beginning of May 2004 the project was officially unfrozen. Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg then said the government would choose a private investor by the end of the year.
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