The construction of Bulgaria’s nuclear power plant in Belene would cost EUR 8 B, according to estimates of the consultant of the alleged US investors in the project.

Earlier this week the recently US-registered Global Power Consortium expressed interest in taking over the project to install two 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactors at the Danube River town of Belene and build it without state funds or guarantees.

The companies behind the consortium however are yet unknown.