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Romanian energy policy will see nuclear double

Romanian energy policy will see nuclear double

The Romanian government has adopted an integrated energy plan that calls for two new CANDU reactors at Cernavoda by 2031 and the refurbishment of an existing unit there in 2037. It would double the country's nuclear power supply in a decade.

Nuclear Policies 05 October 2021


Romania adds Canada to its Cernavoda team

Romania adds Canada to its Cernavoda team

Romania and Canada have agreed to strengthen cooperation in nuclear energy in a key move enabling the completion, refurbishment and possible expansion of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Bucharest yesterday follows similar agreements with the USA and France.

Nuclear Policies 06 August 2021


USA-Romania cooperation gets to work

USA-Romania cooperation gets to work

Romania and the USA have started cooperation work towards the expansion and modernisation of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant. A working meeting last week followed a series of strategic agreements by Romania.

Nuclear Policies 04 August 2021


Romania ratifies Cernavoda agreement with USA

Romania ratifies Cernavoda agreement with USA

The Romanian Senate, the upper house of the country's parliament, has ratified an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation to expand and modernise Romania's nuclear power programme that was signed between Romania and the USA in October 2020. Areas for cooperation could include the completion of units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and the refurbishment of unit 1 at the plant.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2021


Nuclearelectrica expects to make FID for Cernavoda in 2024

Nuclearelectrica expects to make FID for Cernavoda in 2024

Cosmin Ghită, CEO of Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica, says a final investment decision for the Cernavoda nuclear power plant expansion project is expected in 2024, with commissioning of unit 3 planned within the next 10 years. According to Agerpres, Ghită told a conference on 23 February that Nuclearelectrica will present a proposal to start the project at its next annual general meeting of shareholders.

Corporate 25 February 2021


US grant made for Romanian SMR siting assessment

US grant made for Romanian SMR siting assessment

Romanian national nuclear company Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica has been awarded a non-refundable grant of USD1.28 million by the US Trade and Development Agency for use in the identification of potential sites in Romania to host small modular reactors. The USTDA is an independent federal government agency focused on connecting US companies with export opportunities in emerging markets.

New Nuclear 14 January 2021


France and Romania plan joint work on Cernavoda project

France and Romania plan joint work on Cernavoda project

France and Romania have signed a declaration of intent on cooperation in the civil nuclear field, which aims, among other things, to work "with strategic partners" to build units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and to upgrade unit 1. The document was signed yesterday by French Prime Minister Jean Castex and his Romanian counterpart Ludovic Orban, who led a delegation of his ministers to Paris.

Nuclear Policies 27 October 2020


Romania and USA agree to cooperate in nuclear projects

Romania and USA agree to cooperate in nuclear projects

A draft intergovernmental agreement on cooperation to expand and modernise Romania's nuclear power programme has been signed between Romania and the USA. Areas for cooperation could include the completion of units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and the refurbishment of unit 1 at the plant.

Nuclear Policies 12 October 2020


Feasibility study sought for Cernavoda expansion project

Feasibility study sought for Cernavoda expansion project

Romania has launched a tender for a new feasibility study to complete units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant for which it is prepared to pay up to RON1 million (USD245,000). There is also the option of a single unit being put up for auction, according to a report by Economica.Net.

New Nuclear 05 August 2020


Romania restarts approach to new Cernavoda units

Romania restarts approach to new Cernavoda units

Romania plans to create a Strategic Coordination Committee for the project to build units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, according to a notice in the government’s official gazette on 14 July. The notice followed another published the same day, stating that the prime minister's 2018 decision to establish a working group for the negotiation of a draft intergovernmental agreement between Romania and China for the project had been abrogated.

New Nuclear 16 July 2020