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Bulgarian Government Abandons Belene Nuclear Project

28 March 2012

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Bulgarian Government Abandons Belene Nuclear Power Plant Project

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Bulgaria’s Deputy Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov announced today that the completion of the two Belene reactors would be abandoned and that a natural gas fired plant would be built instead. The two 1,000 MW units have been listed as "under construction" since 1987. The plant should have been completed by the Russian builder Rosatom. But the German utility RWE, that had been selected as "strategic investor" and was expected to inject €2 billion, pulled out in 2009. (See Sofia News Agency story)

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