PM Grindeanu: Romania’s goal-energy independence, we’ll start investments in Cernavoda Units 3,4

Energy independence is Romania’s goal, and investments in the southeastern Cernavoda Units 3 and 4 will kick off as soon as possible, on Wednesday said Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, at south Mioveni, Arges County, during a visit he paid at Pitesti Nuclear Research Institute (ICN).

“The government I run will grant support to all technologies producers of sustainable electric power. Which is why I wish we’ll kick off – and I had talks with Minister Valeca from this viewpoint – in the shortest time possible the investments at Units 3 and 4 of Cernavoda Nuclear Plant, where this institute (ICN – ed. n.) could deliver equipment, services, technical assistance, as it did in the case of Units 1 and 2,” said Grindeanu.

The head of the Executive noticed that the TRIGA experimental reactor is perfectly functional and generating, apart from nuclear security and scientific benefits, 14 MWh electric power.

Asked about the stage of the discussions on the Units 3 and 4 of Cernavoda, Grindeanu answered: “There is this negotiation committee (…) with the Chinese partners. Hopefully in the next period substantial steps are made. Where, in the future, as it happened with the reactors 1 and 2 (…) the ICN has had a contribution, certainly it will do the same for the reactors 3 and 4. Talks are ongoing and I hope for the steps to be achieved.”

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