Framatome Eyes Belene NPP Project - Bulgarian Energy Min

Framatome Eyes Belene NPP Project - Bulgarian Energy Min

French nuclear energy business Framatome is preparing to take part in Bulgaria's procedure for selection of a strategic investor in the project for construction of Belene nuclear power plant, on the Danube river, the Bulgarian energy ministry said on Monday.The French company is is currently determining the scope of activities which it could carry out under the project, Frederic Lelievre, senior executive vice president of Framatome, has said during a meeting with Bulgarian energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova at the annual Atomexpo international nuclear power industry forum in Sochi, Russia, according to a press release issued by the energy ministry.In June 2018, Bulgaria's parliament mandated Petkova to seek potential strategic investors willing to build a nuclear power plant in Belene - a project abandoned since 2012 which the government aims to revive. According to the decision, the project should be implemented on a market basis and without Bulgarian state guarantees. Bulgaria would only participate in the project company through a non-monetary contribution - the reactors and other equipment already manufactured plus the construction site and the respective licences

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