Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant (NPP) Kozloduy expects to post a profit of some 35 million levs ($24.4 million/18 million euro) in 2013, a company official said.
These figures are only preliminary estimates, the plant's a PR officer told SeeNews over the phone without specifying if they refer to net or gross profit. Final data will be available no sooner than March, she added.
In 2012 the NPP's net profit increased by 28% to 146.6 million levs.
The Kozloduy NPP remained with two operational reactors of 1,000 megawatts (MW) each after the country closed down four units of 440 MW each to address nuclear safety concerns of the European Union prior to its accession to the bloc. Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007. In April 2012 the government decided to add another 1,000 MW unit to the plant.