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AECL assessing Romanian nuclear project


February 9, 2010
by PLANT STAFF

AECL has signed a major contract with EnergoNuclear of Romania to assess the technical and commercial viability of the Cernavoda CANDU Units 3 and 4.

Photo: AECL

BUCHAREST: SC EnergoNuclear S.A. and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) have signed a major contract to assess the technical and commercial viability, and planning of nuclear power plants in Romania.

AECL is to provide safety and engineering consulting services to define what is required to complete the Cernavoda NPP Units 3 and 4 project.

Romania is currently operating CANDU 6 reactors in Units 1 and 2.

“This contract is a significant step towards the completion of Units 3 and 4,” said Dan Ionescu, general manager of EnergoNuclear S.A. “Units 1 and 2, in service since 2007, already provide 20% of Romania’s electricity supply and have produced significant economic benefits, high value jobs and industry spin-offs.”

He said when the units are complete, they’ll substantially increase Romania’s nuclear energy capabilities, and provide significant new economic and employment opportunities in the region.
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