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Bulgaria Shuts Unit 5 of Kozloduy NPP for Maintenance Works

One of the two functioning reactors of Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 5, has been turned off for its scheduled annual maintenance and refueling.

Business » Energy | April 24, 2011, Sunday // 13:58 | Viewed: 1635

Russian Ambassador: Bulgaria's Belene NPP to Be Built

The Bulgarian Belene NPP will surely be constructed, the Russian Ambassador to the Balkan country, Yuriy Isakov, declared Saturday.

Business » Energy | April 23, 2011, Saturday // 17:49 | Viewed: 2082

Belene Reactor Finds Use in Russian Nuclear Plant

The old reactor, manufactured in the 80s of the 20th century, for the future Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene in Bulgaria will be of use after all, the Bulgarian National Television, BNT, reported.

Business » Energy | April 23, 2011, Saturday // 11:13 | Viewed: 1907

Kozloduy NPP Tiptoes around Bulgaria-Russia Belene Project Talks

The management of Bulgaria's only operational Kozloduy NPP has denied being involved in any way in the ongoing Bulgarian-Russian talks for the construction a second nuclear plant in Belene.

Business » Energy | April 22, 2011, Friday // 14:50 | Viewed: 2273

Bulgaria's New Renewable Energy Act Cools Down Investors' Hopes

Bulgaria's Parliament has adopted a controversial draft of the long-anticipated Renewable Energy Act that seems to be designed to reign in the staggering growth of solar and wind energy projects.

Business » Energy | April 21, 2011, Thursday // 16:55 | Viewed: 5454

Russia Wants Bulgarian Kozloduy Nuclear Plant in Belene Project - Report

The Vice President of the Russian "Atomstroyexport," Genadiy Tepkiyan had proposed to include Bulgaria's Nuclear Power Plant "Kozloduy" as investor in the project to build a second such plant in the Danube town of Belene.

Business » Energy | April 21, 2011, Thursday // 11:39 | Viewed: 1620

Bulgarian MPs Snub Civic Petition to Renounce Oil Pipeline Contract

Bulgarian Parliament's Law Committee has ruled against the civic petition urging the government to terminate unilaterally the agreement for the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.

Business » Energy | April 20, 2011, Wednesday // 19:37 | Viewed: 1896

Russia Courts Macedonia, Invites It to Join South Stream

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has declared in Ohrid that Moscow intends to boost its cooperation and ties with the Republic of Macedonia.

Business » Energy | April 20, 2011, Wednesday // 18:44 | Viewed: 2247

Rosatom to Claim EUR 1 B from Bulgaria over Missed Deadline

Bulgaria faces being taken to arbitration by the Russian contractor for the nuclear plant project in Belene as it is likely to miss the June 1 deadline for signing a final agreement.

Business » Energy | April 20, 2011, Wednesday // 13:37 | Viewed: 1742

Italian Companies Eager to Invest in Bulgaria's Renewable Energy

A number of Italian companies have declared readiness to invest in the development of Bulgaria's renewable energy sector at a round table organized by Confindustria Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | April 19, 2011, Tuesday // 19:03 | Viewed: 2649

Bulgaria May Decide on Belene NPP after June 1

Bulgaria's government may be forced to extend the deadline, until when the Russian contractor wants to be decided whether to push ahead with building a nuclear power plant at Belene, the energy minister has said.

Business » Energy | April 19, 2011, Tuesday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1872

New State Utility Head Wanted in Bulgaria

Bulgaria will launch on Tuesday or Wednesday a contest for a successor to the head of the National Electric Company NEK, who was fired in the wake of a scandal over Belene nuclear plant project.

Business » Energy | April 19, 2011, Tuesday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1541

Utility Stops Heating in Sofia over Warmer Weather Forecast

The heating utility in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Toplofikatsia, begins the general suspension of heating services, the company announced Sunday.

Business » Energy | April 17, 2011, Sunday // 11:36 | Viewed: 1561

Burgas Mayor: We Don't Want Turkish NPP Near Border

The mayor of Bulgarian city of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov has spoken out against Turkish possible plans to build a NPP nearby the Bulgarian border on the Black Sea.

Business » Energy | April 16, 2011, Saturday // 18:43 | Viewed: 1822

Bulgaria's State Utility Head Axed in Wake of Nuclear Plant Scandal

Krasimir Parvanov, head of Bulgaria's National Electric Company NEK, has been sacked following objections to a deal he signed with Russian partners for the nuclear power plant project in Belene.

Business » Energy | April 15, 2011, Friday // 00:34 | Viewed: 2257

Bulgaria Decides Fate of Embattled Utilities Head

Bulgaria's energy holding, which groups the country's top energy assets, is expected to decide on Thursday the fate of the National Electric Company head following objections to a deal he signed with Russian partners for a nuclear power plant project.

Business » Energy | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 08:42 | Viewed: 1549

Bulgaria Signs Up Areva to Back Its Nuclear Interests in EU

Bulgaria's Borisov Cabinet has succeeded in becoming closer with Areva, apparently harboring hopes to get the powerful French nuclear corporation to help it protect its nuclear interests in the EU.

Business » Energy | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1815

Bulgaria, Areva Sign Cooperation Memorandum

The Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) and the Areva company signed a cooperation memorandum covering crucial spheres of the country's energy sector on Wednesday.

Business » Energy | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1924

Bulgarian Energy Minister: No Room for Sulking in Politics

Bulgaria's Minister of Economy and Energy, Traicho Traikov, declared Tuesday the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene in Bulgaria was "staying with him.

Business » Energy | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1813

HSBC Gets EUR 2 M Consulting Contract for Bulgaria's Belene NPP

The Bulgarian government has signed a consulting contract with UK-based company HSBC for the financial analysis for the project for the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant.

Business » Energy | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 09:08 | Viewed: 2665

Russian Media: Fate of Bulgarian Nuke Plans Decided in London

The fate of Bulgaria's project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene is going to be decided in London, the Russian daily Kommersant writes Monday.

Business » Energy | April 11, 2011, Monday // 08:14 | Viewed: 1602