The project for Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant in Belene has met the international "stress-test" safety requirements, announced Russian state company Atomstroyexport, which is supposed to construct the Belene NPP.
"The multilateral analysis and international expert evaluations prove that the Belene NPP project provides for the highest safety level. This safety level meets all international standards and refers to the new generation of nuclear reactors 3+," Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of Russian state corporation Rosatom, said in a statement to the Bulgarian media Tuesday.
The report for the stress-test of the Belene NPP project has been drafted by Atomstroyexport, Bulgaria's National Electric Company NEK, and international consultancy Worley Parsons.
It has focused on the technical project for the 2000 MW plant, and the Safety Probability Risk Analysis with respect to endurance to natural disasters.
The stress-test report has used the criteria of the Western European Nuclear Regulators' Association. It has analyzed the potential consequences of earthquakes, floods, extreme climate factors as well as measures for crisis management. (Source: Sofia News Agency)