Latest Belene Nuclear Power Plant Stories

2009-04-29 14:56:04

Bulgaria must secure $5 billion to start building a nuclear power plant with two 1,000-megawatt reactors at Belene on the Danube River, an engineer said. Djurica Tankosic, an architect-engineer for WorleyParsons Ltd., which works on the Belene plant project, urged the Bulgarian government to find funds as soon as possible to avoid delays in construction, scheduled to begin this year, the Bulgarian Sofia news agency SNA said Wednesday. Tankosic singled out two sources the Bulgarian government...

2008-10-03 12:00:22

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA Sofia, 3 October: Germany's RWE Power has been selected to acquire a 49 per cent stake in the Belene Energy Company as a strategic investor in the project to build and operate Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant, Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Peter [Petur] Dimitrov told a news conference here on Friday [3 October]. The second ranked bidder, Elctrabel of Belgium, can also share in the project if invited to do so by...

2008-10-03 12:00:22

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA Sofia, 3 October: The government continued the practical implementation of the agreements which Bulgaria has on a bilateral basis with Russia - above all, in the field of energy and the building of a new nuclear power plant at Belene, Prime Minister Sergei [Sergey] Stanishev said during Question Time in Parliament on Friday [3 October]. A strategic partner has already been designated for the Belene Nuclear Power Plant - the...

2008-09-11 09:00:40

Text of report by Macedonian newspaper Nova Makedonija on 10 September [Report by Aleksandar S. Dimkovski: "Macedonia Has Five More Days To Catch Last Train for Belene"] Macedonia has five more days to decide how it will deal with the energy crisis that is threatening the region. Experts believe that one of the more favourable options would be to strike a deal with Bulgaria on power supply through subventions from the new nuclear plant that is being constructed in Belene. The documents...

2008-09-10 06:00:26

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA website, Sofia, September 9 (BTA) - Bulgarian and international nongovernmental organizations have sent a letter to the European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes demanding investigation of the bidding procedures for the construction of Belene N-Plant, Jan Haverkamp, Greenpeace EU Unit expert on nuclear energy told journalists Tuesday [ 9 September]. Haverkamp referred to information in the media that about 1,000...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA Sofia, 29 August: Economy and Energy Minister Petur Dimitrov received [on] Friday [29 August] the newly-appointed Russian ambassador here, Yuriy Isakov. The two agreed that the big energy projects - Burgas-Alexandroupolis, South Stream and the Belene nuclear power plant - are of interest to both Bulgaria and Russia, and their speedy implementation will have a strong economic impact on both countries, Dimitrov's ministry said in...

2008-07-15 21:00:27

MOSCOW. July 15 (Interfax) - The Bulgarian Regional Development and Public Works Ministry has considered a draft project for the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant by Russia's Atomstroyexport and authorized the National Electric Company to build the plant, the company said. Protocol No. 1, under which the National Electric Company officially grants Atomstroyexport permission to build the plant, was signed on July 10. Now, "the opportunity for the start of a new cycle of work at...

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