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Milko Kovachev

Head of Section of the IAEA Nuclear Infrastructure Development Section, former Bulgarian Minister of Energy



Belarus chooses proven nuclear power plant design (NPP) Milko Kovachev, section chief of the IAEA’s nuclear infrastructure development section, told BelTA the former Bulgarian energy minister.

“AES-2006 is a new generation of power generation units that Russia offers today. The design is inspired by practices used in the construction of nuclear power plants in China. There is a landmark nuclear power plant under construction in Russia, the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant. It is a wise decision to choose proven cutting edge technologies. The fact that there is a reference factory is an important feature of this project, ”said Milko Kovachev.

“Today we heard a report from the Belarusian Ministry of Energy and Belarusian nuclear power plant authorities which presented an in-depth analysis of the experience Belarus has gained during the period of implementation of its first project nuclear. This information is very useful for all participants, for other countries new to nuclear power. Belarus and the UAE are ahead of other novices, they have already started building nuclear power plants. The experience of these countries is of great importance to the IAEA and others, ”he added.

Milko Kovachev participates in the annual technical meeting on current issues in the development of nuclear power infrastructure held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna from February 2-5. Belarus is participating in the meeting as a “country of focus”.

The AES-2006 project is a GEN III + nuclear power plant design. It incorporates unique technologies that not only increase the life of the main nuclear power plant equipment to 60 years, but also improve safety specifications and market competitiveness. The project combines passive and active safety systems and has low sensitivity to human error.


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