Romania to sign nuclear power deal

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SOFIA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Romania is due to sign a deal with selected foreign bidders to build two more reactors at its nuclear power plant in Cernavoda on Nov. 20, one of the investors, GDF Suez, said on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the Balkan country decided to retain a 51 percent stake in the planned reactors and leave the remaining 49 percent for the six bidders it chose last year as partners.

The partners are Belgian Electrabel, owned by French power giant GDF Suez, German power giant RWE, Czech utility CEZ, Italy's Enel, Spain's Iberdrola and a Romanian unit of steel giant ArcelorMittal.

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Cernavoda nuclear plant development may be delayed

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CEZ Romania expects the construction of the third and fourth reactors at the Cernavoda nuclear plant to be delayed about one year. On the other hand, CEZ bought in Eastern Romania a wind energy project evaluated at 100 million euro.

"We haven't been invited until now to continue the negotiations for the construction of the two Cernavoda rectors", said the CEZ Development Manager, Doru Voicu, who added that the company also waits for a response from Termoelectrica, in order to establish a partnership and build two thermal plants.

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Romania plans new nuclear plant after 2020

Monday, May 26, 2008

Romania is eyeing construction of a new nuclear plant with capacity of between 2,000 and 2,400 megawatts, whose first unit could come on line after 2020, the head of the state nuclear operator Nuclearelectrica said on Friday.

Along with some other former communist EU members, Romania is at the forefront of a renewed push for nuclear energy as an alternative to coal and gas which emit carbon dioxide, blamed for global warming. Nuclearelectrica operates Romania’s only nuclear power station in Cernavoda, where the first of two 706MW units went on stream in 1996.

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Old fashioned nuclear tech under attack

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Two nuclear reactors in Romania set to produce electricity are based on out-dated technology, critics of the power resource tell The Diplomat.

The nuclear power plant in Cernavoda, Constanta county, has plans to build two more reactors based on the same Canadian CANDU technology used in its existing two reactors.

Power companies such as Belgium’s Electrabel, Italy’s Enel, Spain’s Iberdrola, the Czech Republic’s CEZ, Arcelor-Mittal Romania and Germany’s RWE are six firms in the process of establishing a joint venture with the Romanian state’s nuclear power company Nuclearelectrica to raise the 2.2 billion Euro needed for the construction of the reactors.

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Nuclear reactor turned off in Romania, 2nd time in a week

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Associated Press, November 14, 2007 - CONSTANTA, Romania: A nuclear reactor in Romania automatically switched off Wednesday for the second time in a week, officials said.

There was no danger to workers or to people living near the Cernavoda nuclear plant in eastern Romania, National Nuclear Electric Co. spokeswoman Mihaela Stiopol said.

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Nuclear reactor that provides 12 percent of Romania's electricity turned off

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Associated Press, November 7, 2007 - CONSTANTA, Romania: A nuclear reactor in Romania automatically switched off Wednesday, after it began to produce radioactive material, officials said.

There was no danger to workers or to people living near the Cernavoda nuclear plant in eastern Romania, National Nuclear Electric Company spokeswoman Mihaela Stiopol said, adding that the environment also was not threatened.

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Nuclear ambitions fan controversy in Bulgaria

Monday, November 5, 2007

SOFIA: As governments around the world struggle to secure energy supplies, cut carbon emissions and adapt to rising oil prices, Bulgaria has adopted an ambitious solution: Construct a new nuclear power plant, the country’s second, near the northern town of Belene, across the Danube from Romania.

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Greenpeace study warns cernavoda inhabitants of tritium dangers from nuclear power plant

Friday, November 2, 2007

Environmental group demands the Romanian Government to look at sustainable alternatives to nuclear power

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Romania plans to build second nuclear power plant

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fri Oct 5, 2007 3:47pm BST CERNAVODA, Romania, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Romania plans to build a second nuclear power plant after the completion of two more reactors at its Cernavoda plant on the Danube river, Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said on Friday.

European Union newcomer Romania has set an Oct. 25 deadline to receive binding bids for the licence to build and operate Units 3 and 4 in Cernavoda, an investment estimated at 2.2 billion euros.

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