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The Olkiluoto 3 project is the first new generation reactor to be constructed in the world. More than 4500 employees from 30 different countries are working in the site. It is Northern Europe's largest ever industrial project.
Bulgaria is focusing on nuclear power to compensate for its dependence on Russian gas.
The lone current power plant, located in Kozloduy, already provides nearly 40% of the country's electricity.
Kozloduy is equipped with VVER reactors (pressurized water reactors of Soviet origin). Only plant units 3, 4, 5, and 6 are in operation, while units 1 and 2 were closed in 2002. The units in service, which were placed in operation in 1974 and 1993, are operated by the public company Kozloduy Plc.