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Nuclearelectrica: Unit 1 in Cernavoda will be stopped in 2026 for refurbishment, project costs up to 1.5 billion Euro

Unit 1 in Cernavoda nuclear power plant will have undergo a process of refurbishment in 2026, a project that will cost around 1.2-1.5 billion Euro, according to Romeo Urjan, the head of Nuclearelectrica’s Technical Division.

2018-05-07 11:17:25

Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN) has received shareholder approval to start upgrading unit 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, a 650 MWe Candu 6 reactor on which construction started in 1982. An extraordinary general meeting of the Romanian company′s shareholders, of which the main one is the Romanian Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Business Environment, approved the plan on 28 September.

Located in Constanta County, Romania, the Cernavoda plant was initially planned as the site for five Candu 6 reactors. Units 1 and 2 started operations in 1996 and 2007, respectively. Phase I of the refurbishment project will include "activities necessary to ensure the operation of unit 1 for a period of 30 years, meaning the extension of the operating hours at nominal power in addition to the 210,000 hours initially estimated by the design", Nuclearelectrica said.



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