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Cernavoda nuclear power plant 1 Romania

The nuclear power plant is located in Cernavodă Cernavodă in Romania.

The nuclear plant produces about 18% of the country's electricity. Uses a nuclear reactor CANDU heavy water technology. Take the Danube River water for cooling.

The design of the nuclear plant was commissioned by the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited in the 80s, during the Communist era.

The initial project involved five units construcció

  • Unit No. 1. The construction of this unit ended in 1996 with an output of 705.6 MW electric power.
  • Unit number 2. day September 12, 2007 with a capacity of 706 MW electricity production was launched.
  • Units 3 and 4. These units are still in the planning stages. Once in operation it is expected that the combination of units 1, 2, 3 and 4 cover 40% of energy demand in Romania with the aim of reducing the need to use fossil fuels for electricity production.
  • Unit 5. At the moment there is no plan to end this nuclear unit.
Reactor typePHWR
Reactor modelCANDU 6
Grid connection1996-07-11
OwnerMinisterul Economiei, Comertului Si Mediului De Afaceri(Ministry Of Economy,Trade And Bussines Envir
OperatorSocietatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A.
CountryRomania
ZoneCernavodă
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Last review: November 2, 2016

Nuclear power plants in Romania