Kirill Komarov, 1st Deputy Director General of Corporate Development and International Business of Rosatom, Frédéric Lelièvre, Senior Executive VP in charge of Sales, Regional Platforms and I&C of Framatome and Michael Keroulle, President of General Electric Steam Power signed the MOUs.
In accordance with the agreements, the companies will work together to participate in the tender for the construction of Belene NPP. As part of the agreement, if Rosatom becomes a strategic investor of the project through a competitive process, General Electric will be considered as the partner of an Arabelle based turbine-generator set and Turbine Hall Equipment and Framatome SAS as the key partner of Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Systems for the Bulgarian NPP.
“The signed MOUs underline a continuously high level of trust between our companies," said Kirill Komarov, adding, “I am sure that international cooperation between nuclear industry leaders will help create the best financial and technical conditions for the implementation of the Belene NPP."
Earlier, Rosatom, Framatome SAS, and General Electric were included in the shortlist of five applicants for the Belene NPP, along with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corporation (KHNP).