Nuclear energy company, Westinghouse has secured a deal from the Kozloduy NPP to perform a feasibility study on a potential seventh unit at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria.
Situated 200km north of the city of Sofia and 5km east of Kozloduy town, the plant has good operational and safety record - providing a strong basis to host an additional reactor at the site.
The feasibility study calls for a review of two potential designs: a reactor of VVER design utilizing equipment already purchased by the customer together with Westinghouse instrumentation and control (I&C) systems, fuel and a Toshiba turbine generator, and the construction and operation of a pressurized water reactor 1000-1200MW design.
In addition, the scope of study includes an evaluation of the site, reuse of existing infrastructures and facilities, radioactive waste and spent fuel management, licensing, and local economic aspects.
Westinghouse president Europe, Middle East and Africa Yves Brachet said the company is looking forward to assessing the potential to bring its advanced and proven I&C and fuel products for VVER reactor designs at the site.
"Our 20 years experience with the operating units at Kozloduy and our continued presence on site to provide world-class assistance places us in a unique position to provide the customer with a solution to complete a VVER-designed plant," Brachet added.