Bulgaria has shortlisted General Electric (GE) and four other international companies as candidates for a contract to build a new nuclear power plant in the country. Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on December 19 that along with GE, France’s Framatome, Russia’s Rosatom, China’s CNNC and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company will also be invited to file binding offers to build the 10 billion-euro project. Offers need to be submitted by the end of April 2020. Framatome and General Electric have been put on the shortlist after they proposed to supply equipment for the project and arrange financing for it, the minister said. GE has expressed interest in structuring project finance as well as participating as a designer and a supplier of equipment for turbine control room, compressors, transformers and other pieces of equipment. Framatome has stated its interest in taking part in the structuring of project finance for safety systems, including electrical ones as well as control systems.
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