Bulgaria: Deals for regular repair works at NPP Kozloduy

, SEE Energy News

On 17 April, unit 5 of NPP Kozloduy has been taken offline for regular annual maintenance. The units should be put back into operation by the end of May.

Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy said that it has signed two contracts worth combined 21.8 million euros for the provision of various repairs works during the regular annual maintenance of its two units. The larger contract, worth 18.4 million euros, has been signed with power plant equipment maintenance company Atomenergoremont, while the smaller one was signed with a consortium consisting of Atomstroy and Esco Engineering.

NPP Kozloduy produced a total of 4,538 GWh of electricity in the first quarter of the year. Originally, NPP Kozloduy had six reactors, but four older 440 MW reactors were shut down in 2007 due to nuclear safety concern of the European Union. The plant currently operates two Soviet-built 1,000 MW reactors, unit 5 and unit 6 which were commissioned in 1987 and 1991 respectively.