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The Assembly of Donors of the Kozloduy International Fund gives a positive assessment of the decommissioning activities progress on KNPP Units 1 to 4

04.12.2018

On 30th November 2018 in London, at the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Bulgaria presented to the Contributors of the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) the progress in the decommissioning activities of the shutdown 440-MW units and the progress of the projects, financed through the Fund.
Deputy Minister of Energy Krasimir Parvanov was the head of the Bulgarian delegation at the forum, which included experts from the Ministry of Energy and the State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SE RAW). “I would like to emphasize once again that Bulgaria highly appreciates your solidarity in the support of our activities related to the safe decommissioning of Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4”, said Mr. Parvanov at the beginning of the meeting.
On the Contributors’ side, it was stated that the progress in the dismantling operations in Turbine Hall (TH) of the four units was notable, of which representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy were convinced during their visit to the site in September this year. The participants in the forum expressed their intention in September 2019 to visit TH of Units 1-4 again, when according to the Decommissioning Programme, it is expected that the dismantling there should be completely finalised. The start of the first operational campaign of the Plasma Melting Facility, one of the major radioactive waste management projects financed through the KIDSF, that took place on 9th November, was also considered as a positive achievement. During the Assembly, the development of the Project for construction of the National Disposal Facility for low and intermediate level radioactive waste was also noted, where the activities on the main excavation of the future facility are completed – over one million cubic metres of earth have been excavated and landfilled in accordance with the construction plan. The Contributors were also informed about the implementation of the project for the complete reconstruction of the Kozloduy Ring Road, financed entirely through the KIDS Fund.

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