Dry Spent Fuel Storage Facility (DSFSF) for Kozloduy NPP
In May 2011, the Dry Spent Fuel Storage Facility was officially opened by the Bulgarian Prime Minister and the Minister for Energy.
The facility was built by the German Consortium NUKEM – GNS after being awarded a contract for the design of a Dry Spent Fuel Storage Facility (DSFSF) which will be used to store approximately 8000 VVER-440 spent fuel assemblies and 2500 VVER-1000 spent fuel assemblies from the six Kozloduy reactors in May 2004.
The contract includes the construction of the first stage that will store 2800 VVER-440 spent fuel assemblies. The project is financed with the proceeds of the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and has a value of Euro 48.7 million. The Consortium is a joint venture partnership of the two German companies NUKEM Technologies and GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH. The Consortium was awarded the Contract after a competitive Open Tender, the tendering process having been conducted by Kozloduy NPP in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.