18 Companies Willing to Build Nuclear Fuel Storage

Business | January 16, 2003, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Eighteen companies have shown interest in the tender for construction of a waste nuclear fuel storage at Bulgaria's only N-plant - Kozloduy. The management of the plant will have today a working meeting with their representatives at the nuclear site.

The meeting aims to acquaint the candidates with the technical issues and the commercial part of the tender procedure. The storage for dry waste fuel should be ready till 2005 and will be worth EUR 26 M. The project is funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development after Units 1 and 2 of Kozloduy were shut down.

Recently, a consortium between Britain's BNFL and France's EDF was contracted by Bulgaria's only N-plant Monday to manage the decommissioning of the plant's 440-megawatt Units 1 and 2. The reactors were closed late December. The closure of the two oldest units came after many years of concern over their safety, strong pressure from the European Union and protests from the nuclear lobby and opposition parties that the reactors are economically necessary.
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