Bulgarian government prepares to revive Belene nuclear project


Bulgarian government prepares to revive Belene nuclear project

The Bulgarian government decided on Wednesday to ask parliament to lift a ban on the development of the 2,000-megawatt Belene nuclear power plant as it gears up to attract foreign investors to revive the project.

Chinese state nuclear company CNNC has confirmed it is interested in the project.

Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has said the Balkan country plans to launch a tender by the end of the year to pick a strategic investor for the plant, which is estimated to cost at least 10 billion euros ($11.92 billion). Read More

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