June 16, 2024
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Bulgarian companies signed MoU with Westinghouse on nuclear reactor supply 

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Westinghouse Electric Company signed memorandums of understanding with 17 Bulgarian suppliers to support the upcoming AP1000 nuclear projects at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria and other projects throughout the region. This milestone is a result of ongoing engagement with local suppliers following the Westinghouse Supplier Symposium held in February 2024 with Bulgarian companies.

The signed MOUs outline the potential for manufacturing of key components, including large structural modules, cranes, heat exchangers and pressure vessels, as well as providing various engineering, transportation, consulting and construction services. The suppliers are Atomenergoremont JSC; Bulmachinery Enterprises Ltd.; Bureau Veritas Bulgaria; Centralna Energoremontna Baza EAD; ELIA AD; Energoremont-Galabovo AD; Himmash JSC; Industrial Parts Ltd.; KMC JSC; Kranostroene Engineering LTD; MTG-Dolphin PLC; PODEMCRANE AD; Tia Logistics LTD; TM INOX Ltd.; Biomashinostroene AD; Bularmex-IK JSCo; and Micromet AD.

“Ensuring high localization of work on the AP1000 project at Kozloduy remains a crucial objective,” said Petyo Ivanov, Executive Director of Kozloduy NPP New Built Company. “We celebrate today’s announcement and these impressive local suppliers, whose partnerships represent another step toward bringing additional advanced, nuclear technology online in Bulgaria and emphasize the economic impact that the project will have for our country and its people. We expect these Bulgarian companies to become a vital part of the Westinghouse worldwide supply chain, more specifically for all their European new built projects.”

“Westinghouse has a robust supply chain network across the world, and we are pleased to further expand that with additional, experienced and local Bulgarian suppliers to support the successful delivery of two AP1000 reactors at the Kozloduy site,” said David Durham, President of Westinghouse Energy Systems. “Growth of our local and qualified supplier network in addition to the critical progress we are making on our front-end engineering and design contract for this project are important steps that help us to pave the way to bring a clean energy future to Bulgaria for generations to come.”

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