Westinghouse, Bulgarian Energy sign agreement on nuclear collaboration
These projects include support of the current operating plants in the areas of life extension and instrumentation and control
Pittsburgh, June 13, 2011 — Westinghouse signed a memorandum of understanding with Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD under which the companies will discuss cooperation on a range of nuclear energy projects at the Kozloduy site in Bulgaria.
These projects include support of the current operating plants in the areas of life extension and instrumentation and control, as well as decommissioning and dismantling of the four non-operational units on site.
The scope of the agreement also covers more general considerations of various stages of the nuclear fuel cycle and proposed new build in the region.
Upon signing the agreement in Sofia, Bulgaria, Anders Jackson, Westinghouse President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, expressed his satisfaction with the collaboration between the companies.
Bulgaria has an established nuclear program dating back 35 years and nuclear energy accounts for a third of the nation's electricity generation.