Bulgaria Mulls Increasing N-plant Kozloduy's Capacity

Bulgaria Mulls Increasing N-plant Kozloduy's Capacity

Bulgaria plans to increase the capacity of its sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy through an investment worth 30 million euro ($39.1 million), energy minister Traicho Traikov said.

The country plans to replace the generators of the plant's two 1,000-megawatt (MW) units with new ones, increasing their capacity by 60 MW, Traikov told the state-run Bulgarian National Radio.

"We started discussing this option several months ago. We are already coming close to translating this idea into reality," Traikov said, adding that work on a feasibility study for the project is underway.

In the next two years the upgrade should become a fact, he added.

Kozloduy remained with just two operational reactors of 1,000 MW each after the government closed down four units of 440 MW each to address nuclear safety concerns of the European Union prior to the country's accession to the bloc.

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