site.btaKozloduy N-plant, Westinghouse to Sign Contract for Supply of Fresh Nuclear Fuel
The Energy Ministry reported here on Wednesday that a contract for the supply of fresh nuclear fuel for the Kozloduy N-plant’s Unit 5 will be signed with Westinghouse on Thursday, December 22.
According to sources, quoted by Mediapool, the 10-year contract was approved by the Council of Ministers earlier on Wednesday.
The agreement comes as part of the Kozloduy N-plant’s programme for diversification of nuclear fuel supplies, which has been coordinated with the Euratom Supply Agency, and complies with a decision made by the Bulgarian Parliament on November 9, 2022 to accelerate the process of finding an alternative nuclear fuel source. A similar contract with France’s Framatome company is also being drafted, which is supposed to ensure the supply of nuclear fuel for the Bulgarian N-plant’s Unit 6. This will achieve complete diversification and security of the supplies, the Energy Ministry said.
The contract will be signed by Kozloduy N-plant Executive Director Georgi Kirkov and the Managing Director of Westinghouse Electric Sweden, Aziz Dag.