France’s Dalkia and Maritsa 3 TPP, owned by a firm close to Bulgarian business tycoon Hristo Kovachki, have purchased papers to bid in the sell-off of Shumen
heating utility, the privatisation agency said. Dalkia owns the heating utility in coastal Varna
. Kovachki controls the utilities in Pleven
. Maritsa 3 said it would try its hand for any heating utility that goes on the block. The debts of Shumen
heating utility ran at 9.224 mln levs by March 31. It posted a 5.0 mln levs loss for the first quarter.