Bulgaria to Receive EUR 25 M in Kozloduy NPP Decommissioning Aid in 2015

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria to Receive EUR 25 M in Kozloduy NPP Decommissioning Aid in 2015 Photo by BGNES

In 2015, Bulgaria will receive EUR 25 M in decommissioning aid for the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

The funding is provided by the Assembly of Donors of the Kozloduy International Fund (KIDSF) to the State Enterprise Radioactive Waste SE (SERAW), which is in charge of the the Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 Decommissioning Program.

Two main projects will be financed by the KIDSF next year, including one involving the the physical separation of the infrastructure of the small units of the Kozloduy NPP from its functioning units 5 and 6, as well as one involving the rehabilitation of a 13km road between the town of Kozloduy and the village of Harletz, according to a media statement of SERAW.

The grant agreements with the KIDSF, which is administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), are to be signed in the beginning of 2015.

SERAW also announces that it has been informed by the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency that it will be issued decommissioning permits for units 1 and 2 of the Kozloduy NPP.

SERAW experts have presented to the KIDSF projects which will need financing over the next 6-month period, with the KIDSF expected to decide on them in the summer of 2015.

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Tags: Kozloduy NPP, Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Kozloduy International Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, decommissioning aid, state enterprise, radioactive waste
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