Life extension to nuclear power plant



Kozloduy NPP and Consortium Rusatom Service signed an agreement for a feasibility study for the possible life extension, to 60 years, of the Bulgarian nuclear power station’s power unit No. 6  recently. The event was attended by the Bulgarian energy minister, Temenuzhka Petkova, as well as senior representatives from Rosatom and Kozloduy NPP.

The results of the work carried out within the framework of the project showed that the equipment, construction structures and systems examined are in good working order and, considering the existing maintenance and repair system, can be safely operated until 2051, subject to work on managing the resource characteristics and implementing recommendations specified in the conclusions. Last year power unit No. 5 at Kozloduy NPP received a new ten-year license, Petkova said.

Contact Alena Georgobiani, Rosatom, Tel 011 784-2554, aageorgobiani@rosatominternational.com

 

 

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