Seminar on “Future and Integration of Information Technologies in Nuclear Energy”

Kozloduy NPP New Builds PLC team took part in a seminar on “Future and Integration of Information Technologies in Nuclear Energy”. The event coincided with the celebration of the 7th anniversary of the establishment of the Company. The meeting took place between 10-12 May 2019 in the village of Debrushtitsa, Pazardzhik, initiated by the Youth Association of the Bulgarian Nuclear Society, jointly with “Kozloduy NPP – New Builds PLC. The seminar also included experts from “Kozloduy NPP” PLC, SE RAW and university lecturers also took part in the seminar. Discussions were focused on the development of the Quantum Communication Competence Center, Intelligent Security Systems and Risk Management and the challenges of the digital transformation of the nuclear sector.

Bilyana Simeonova, Expert of Environment at Kozloduy NPP New Builds PLC, presented to the participants a report on the Environmental impact Assessment (EIA) procedure of a new nuclear power plant by informing the audience with the EIA of the investment proposal for construction of new nuclear unit at the site of NPP ” Kozloduy “.

The reliability and zero carbon emissions of nuclear energy as well as the importance and future of the electromobility as an environmentally friendly transport also were commented.

The event was closed by Mladen Mitev – Chairman of the Bulgarian Nuclear Society and Lyuben Marinov – Executive Director of “Kozloduy NPP – New Builds” PLC, who summarized that for the successful development of the nuclear energy in Bulgaria it is necessary first of all to attract more young people to find their professional realization in this sector. The conclusion was that the extension and deepening of the communication between the organizations involved in the seminar is a positive step in this direction.

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