Belene Nuke Stirs Discord in RWE

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The construction of Bulgaria's second NPP in Belene (the Danube) turned out to be the apple of discord in the energy giant RWE, reported the German Die Welt. The RWE were short-listed as the NPP strategic investor. The company CEO, Jurgen Grossmann plans the company's participation in the project despite the resistance of RWE Supervisory Board.

Die Welt sources say that the decision on this participation had to be discussed at the sitting of the Board in the beginning of November. Die Welt specified that so far mostly the regional shareholders representatives were skeptical about the RWE participation in the construction of the Bulgarian NPP. "It has been rumoured that the mayor of Ruhr Area who is also member of the RWE Supervisory Board feared anti-nuclear demonstrations during the local elections campaigning," the newspaper reads.

The Macedonian MIA agency reported that the Deputy PM of Macedonia, Zoran Stavrevski would meet the Bulgarian Minister of Economy to discuss the opportunity for a Macedonian participation in the construction of the nuclear power plant.

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