Gov’t supports Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant unit 3 and 4 operational projects, unit 1 refurbishment
The government supports the operationalization projects of units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant, as well as the refurbishment of unit 1, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Monday, on a visit, together with several members of the Executive.
According to a government statement, the talks focused on the role of nuclear energy in the country’s energy strategy and how the development of the Romanian nuclear program, through Nuclearelectrica’s investment projects, will contribute to energy security and the transition to a clean economy.
“Given the taxonomy recently approved by the European Commission, which has accepted nuclear energy as a transition energy, the Government supports the operationalization of units 3 and 4, as well as the refurbishment of unit 1. We also support the acceleration of projects to implement modular nuclear reactors. These projects will contribute to Romania’s energy independence, in line with the European vision of protecting the environment and reducing carbon dioxide emissions,” PM said according to the press release.
Nuclearelectrica’s management presented strategic investment projects worth an estimated 9 billion euros, including: refurbishment of unit 1, design of units 3 and 4, development of small modular reactors in cooperation with NuScale, but also support projects for day-to-day operation, such as detritiation.
According to the press release, the investment projects will contribute with clean energy, without CO2 emissions, to the energy stability of Romania, to the local and national socio-economic development, to the development of the nuclear industry and to the training of a new generation of specialists.