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The KIDSF approved the next stage for projects related to Decommissioning of nuclear facilities

28.12.2017

On 18 December 2017, the 2nd for the year Assembly of Contributors of the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF)* was held in London, which supports, on behalf of the European Community, the decommissioning of shutdown nuclear facilities.

Representatives of the Contributors, the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – as Administrator of the Fund and grant recipients, took part in the Assembly’s work. The Bulgarian delegation included representatives of the Ministry of Energy and State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SE RAW).

The current status of the KIDSF supported projects was presented during the meeting. SE RAW reported the activities related to the implementation of the Decommissioning Programme and the construction of the National Disposal Facility for Low  and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste (NDF). The SE RAW’s experts presented proposals for investment projects for which funding is to be approved.

On the part of the Contributors it was announced that all the project proposals submitted by SE RAW were approved. The total amount of EUR 88 million covers the salaries for the period 2018-2019 of the personnel employed in the implementation of the Decommissioning Programme of Units 1-4, as well as funding of Waste Management Projects.


*KIDSF – Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund

In November 1999 the Bulgarian government and the European Commission signed an agreement according to which the Bulgarian government strictly undertook the obligation to shut down and decommission Units 1-4 of

The EBRD-managed International Kozloduy Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) is supported by the European Union, which has provided more than 95 per cent of the contributions. Other contributors include Austria, Belgium,  France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

KIDSF is managed by the Assembly of Donors and provides strategic management. EBRD provides technical, project management, financial, legal and administrative services. The financing of the projects depends on the approval by the Assembly of Donors in case that Bulgaria fulfills its obligations related to the decommissioning. The meetings of the Assembly of Donors take place twice a year.

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