American companies interested in building reactors 3 and 4 at Cernavoda


A delegation made up of representatives of 11 American companies boasting much experience in the nuclear power industry visits the Nuclear Power Station at Cernavoda (south-eastern Romania) on Tuesday. The delegation, which is organized and headed by the commercial section of the US Embassy, is in Romania in order to present its capabilities to the technical team of Nuclearelectrica and EnergoNuclear, informs a release issued by the Embassy.

The group explores the opportunities to take part in building reactor 3 and 4 at Cernavoda as well as with a view to building a new nuclear power station.

Nuclear power has a new interest as countries try to increase and diversify their energy resources, to improve their energy security and supply alternatives with low carbon emissions to fossil fuel.

The US is leader in all the segments of this industry, from creating projects to processing residues,” said US Ambassador in Bucharest Mark Gitenstein at the reception given on Monday evening, which was attended by representatives of the American and Romanian companies and by members of the Government.

Westinghouse is convinced that the Romanian nuclear power industry offers considerable opportunities to our companies, added Michael Pelle, general manager of WEC Europe.

Some of the American companies participating in this programme are AMEC, Autodesk, Babcock and Wilcox, CH2M Hill, Froehling and Robertson, Hill International, Honeywell, Mathey Dearman, NuScale Power, Trax International and Westinghouse.

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