Information notice

16 Feb 2024

Pursuant to the Decision of the National Assembly dated 18.12.2023 (published in State Gazette №105/2023) for taking actions for
the construction of units 7th and 8th at site No. 2 of the Kozloduy NPP, on 19.01.2024 ‘Kozloduy NPP – New Builds’ PLC published an
Announcement  for expressions of interest in participating in the procedure for determining a short list of potential construction companies
for engineering, construction, delivery and commissioning of a nuclear power plant at the approved site in Kozloduy with AP1000®
technology with a deadline of 02.02.2024.
Based on Order of the Executive Director of ‘Kozloduy NPP – New Builds’ PLC, a commission carried out prequalification of the candidates
who expressed interest within the procedure in the period February 8-12, 2024.

The candidates for participation in the procedure for determining a short list of potential construction companies for the engineering,
construction, procurement and commissioning of a nuclear power plant at the approved site in Kozloduy, with AP1000® technology (in
short “the procedure”) are five, namely: Fluor BV, Bechtel Nuclear Power Company Limited, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.,
a consortium led by China National Nuclear Corporation Overseas Ltd. and partner China Energy Engineering Group Tianjin Electric
Power Construction Co., Ltd. , as well as China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited.

After a checkup carried out regarding each applicant for the presence of required engineering-technical and construction experience
and expertise; economic and financial capacity and presence of all required documents submitted, formated and completed, according to
the requirements specified in the Invitation of Expression of Interest, the commission proposed for a short list of potential construction
companies (candidates) for engineering, construction, procurement and commissioning of a nuclear power plant at the approved site in
Kozloduy with AP1000® technology, on the “pass / fail” principle: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

By decision of the Board of Directors of Kozloduy NPP – New Builds PLC under item I.1. from Protocol No. 4-2024 dated 13.02.2024, the
commission’s report was accepted and approved.

Five companies submitted applications under an announced call for expressions of interest for the construction of new nuclear plant by “Kozloduy NPP-New Builds PLC.

02 Feb 2024

Kozloduy NPP-New Builds PLC informs that 5 companies have expressed interest in the procedure announced
by the company in regard with the construction of the 7th and 8th units at site No. 2 of our nuclear power plant
with AP-1000 technology. The procedure is pursuant of the decision of the National Assembly from 18.12.2023.
The application deadline expired on February 2, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Commission will consider the documentation
applied since the beginning of the next week. Applicants are required to demonstrate construction experience
and commissioning of at least two nuclear units commissioned, to have solid experience in nuclear and turbine
island of at least two units or have supplied and installed equipment for two units within the last 15 years.
Applicants interested in the project should be able to demonstrate at least 6 billion dollars in turnover and profit
for the five years period from 2018 to 2022.

Information notice

19 Jan 2024

In pursuance of “Decision of the Parliament dated 18.12.2023 (published State Gazette 105/2023)
for taking actions for the construction of 7th and 8th unit at site № 2 of NPP Kozloduy with АР 1000
technology”, Kozloduy NPP – New Builds PLC publishes an Invitation For Expression Of Interest

 

 Link:
 Invitation for expression of interest 
 Application form

Kozloduy NPP – New Build implements an environmental monitoring network at the approved site

The project company Kozloduy NPP – New Build. continues with the implementation of the imperative requirements, conditions and measures set in the Order of the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (BNRA) for approval of the site for the nuclear facility and the Environmental Impact Assessment decision. Based on these key administrative acts, a ‘Program for permanent monitoring of Site № 2, approved for the deployment of a new nuclear facility – nuclear power plant’ has been developed and agreed.

To achieve the goals set in the Program, a monitoring network should be developed, which will ensure continuous monitoring and control of natural components and factors, as well as the anthropogenic phenomena around the Site.

Given the proximity of the approved site to the existing nuclear power plant, which has many years of experience in monitoring the components and environmental factors, the main requirement for the newly building monitoring network is that it must be optimally integrated with the existing one at the site of Kozloduy NPP.

In this regard, Kozloduy NPP – New Build held a tender procedure for selection of a contractor for the activities that will ensure the implementation of the monitoring network. On 08 October 2021, the Company signed a contract with the MGU-Energy Engineering Consortium for the realization of the project.

The consortium includes a team of highly qualified experts with proven professional experience and expertise in projects in the fields of geodesy and radiological monitoring. This in turn is a prerequisite for the successful implementation of highly specialized tasks within the Program, related to complex activities such as drilling, development of projects as part of the monitoring network, establishment of control points for sampling and delivery of specialized equipment. The quality deployment of equipment for monitoring of factors and components of the environment and human health is a responsible task, the successful implementation of which is of fundamental importance for the protection of the environment and the reliable and safe operation of future nuclear builds located at the Kozloduy NPP site.

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The development of the Detailed Development plan of the New Build Site has been started

On the 31th of March 2021 the Project company “Kozloduy NPP- New Build” Plc assigned to “Geoconsult” Ltd the elaboration of a Detailed Development plan for the territory of the approved site for the construction of a new nuclear power capacity. These activities will meet the regulatory requirements for regulation of the territory falling within the area of the site.

The draft version of the elaborating plan will determine the general rules and norms for development and construction of the territory on which the new nuclear power capacity will be located. The plan will determine the boundaries, the specific purpose and manner of arrangement of the regulated land property. An analysis of production links outside the site of the new nuclear power capacity will be performed and will be linked to its interaction with other production units located on the site of Kozloduy NPP.

The location of SE “RAW”, “ESO” Plc and others will be taken into account. The draft version of the Detailed Plan will be accompanied by the necessary plot plans for the wires, line facilities and the road for heavy loads, the displacement of which is justified by the project decision.

The preparation of a Detailed Development Plan is another step of the Licensing Plan and a stage of the sustainable development of the project for the building of a New Nuclear Power Capacity at Kozloduy NPP site.

It will be prepared till the end of this year.

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The Council of Ministers takes a decision for full capacity use of the approved Kozloduy NPP site, through rational use of the equipment for Belene NPP

On January 20, 2021, at its meeting, the Government has considered a report of a Working Group specially set up by the Minister of Energy. In the report in a synthesized manner, the analyzes and assessments of the feasibility studies carried out by Kozloduy NPP – New Build Plc in the recent years, have been presented.

In the report the analyzes and recommendations have been prepared, considering two possible options for continuing the project for a new nuclear power plant at Kozloduy NPP: construction of a new nuclear power unit, including the rational use of the delivered equipment for Belene NPP, as well as continuing the actions to explore the possibilities for building new nuclear power by using new nuclear technologies for small modular reactors. These project developments have been reviewed, and the task assigned by the Decision of the Council of Ministers of October 14, 2020 has been optimally fulfilled.

The working group has analyzed and supplemented the prepared technical and economic analysis, which presents information and conclusions in two main directions: determination of engineering, technical and environmental parameters and determination of economic, legal and social aspects.

Оn August 26, 2013 the Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) issued a Permit for determining the location of a nuclear power plant (site selection). A detailed study was performed and after evaluation of the proposed sites, Site №2 was determined as the most promising.

Regarding the requirements of the NRA, in 2014 an Independent Verification of the results obtained by the carried-out researches about the determination of the siting of the new nuclear power plant was performed. This verification was performed by a team of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

A Preliminary Safety Analysis Report (SAAB) of the nuclear facility has been prepared – this is the main part of the documents accompanying the request for issuance of an Order for approval of the selected site.

On February 21, 2020, an Order for determining the location of the nuclear facility (site selection) was issued by the Chairman of the NRA, whereby the regulator confirms that the possibilities for deployment, construction and subsequent operation of a new nuclear power plant at Site 2 of the Kozloduy NPP are justified and well-founded.

The environmental impact assessment / EIA / is performed entirely in accordance with the requirements of the legal and regulatory framework. In January 2015, the Ministry of Environment and Water issued an administrative act – a permit for the realization of the investment intention, and with this act legally approved the performed assessment of the impact on the environment and the specific impact on the protected areas.

The existing site on the territory of Kozloduy NPP provides clear advantages in comparison with the other possible sites in Bulgaria. The nuclear power plant in the country has been built at the Kozloduy site and has been in use for several decades. It has built infrastructure that can be used to expand the territory of the plant in order to add future nuclear power units. Various segments of the existing infrastructure at the Kozloduy NPP site, such as roads, water sources, buildings, Open Distribution System (ODS) and transmission lines, provide access and advantages in terms of the construction costs needed compared to alternative sites.

The conducted feasibility studies prove that the construction of a new nuclear power plant with one or two nuclear units of generation III (III +), using light water pressurized reactor technology and design developments of small modular reactors at the Kozloduy NPP site is completely engineering. technologically achievable as well as economically profitable and advisable opportunity.

 

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