Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by Kozloduy NPP–New Build PLC of Bulgaria to carry out a feasibility study on a potential seventh unit at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant. The required study will encompass a review of two potential designs. First, a reactor of VVER design utilising equipment already purchased by the customer, together with Westinghouse instrumentation and control (I&C) systems, and a Toshiba turbine generator: and second the construction and operation of a pressurised water reactor in the 1000-1200 MW range.

Westinghouse will perform this study with Kozloduy NPP – New Build PLC calling upon its experience at Kozloduy and other VVER units. The scope of the feasibility study includes an evaluation of the site, radioactive waste and spent fuel management, reuse of existing infrastructures and facilities, licensing, local economic aspects, and the profitability of the two reactor designs. The Kozloduy nuclear power plant is said to have an excellent operational and safety record, which provides a strong basis to host an additional reactor at the site.