Reported progress of Kozloduy NPP Units 1 to 4 decommissioning activities


On 9 April 2024, a Monitoring Committee* meeting took place to review implementation of the Decommissioning Programme of Kozloduy NPP Units 1 to 4 (“Kozloduy Programme”, the Programme). The programme is carried out by State Enterprise Radioactive Waste.

The forum was co-chaired by Mr Jan Panek, Director of Directorate-General for Energy with the European Commission (EC), Directorate ENER.D “Nuclear energy, safety and ITER”, and by the Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr Nikolay Nikolov, in his capacity of the Programme Coordinator.

The Monitoring Committee accepted the progress report for the second half of 2023, and discussed on-going and upcoming projects and future challenges until the end of the Programme.

At the beginning of March a walk-down was carried out at Kozloduy Units 1-4 and Radiana sites to facilitate an objective assessment of the presented progress report. The participants in the Committee personally observed the progress of activities in the Controlled Area premises, the National Disposal Facility site, the workshop established in the reconstructed diesel-generator building for production of reinforced-concrete containers for packaging of RAW. In the course of their visit, the Monitoring Committee members also visited the Controlled Area of Specialized Division RAW Kozloduy.


*In accordance with Council Regulation of the European Union on the provision of grant funds to Bulgaria in the process of decommissioning of nuclear facilities* and the applicable procedures, the implementation of activities which are financed by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), shall be subject to regular monitoring. Pursuant to the current rules, the Decommissioning Programme progress shall be monitored every six months in several successive steps. SERAW shall draft a Monitoring Report presenting the implementation of the planned activities for the respective period, which shall be reviewed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and submitted to the Directorate-General for Energy (ENER) of the European Commission (EC). This is followed by on-the-spot visit to the Kozloduy site by European Commission representatives in order to directly monitor on-the-spot the implementation of the activities specified in the document. The procedure ends with a final meeting of the Committee at which the results of the monitoring shall be summarised and the Monitoring Report shall accordingly be approved.