Phase 1 of unit 1 Cernadova refurbishment approved

10 October 2017

SN Nuclearelectrica SA has announced that the initiation of Phase I of the strategy for the refurbishment project of Cernavoda NPP Unit 1 was approved.

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 design; project organization activities at the beginning of 2018 when organizational and logistical modification will be performed based on the results of the study contracted by SNN and the completion of support documentation necessary for the preparation of the Feasibility Study; further development of the necessary evaluation in view of identifying all activities which must be included in the scope of the refurbishment project. Also, the Feasibility Study will incorporate all the results of the technical studies and safety analysis, in such a manner as to allow the clear definition of the project, from the technical and financial point of view.

The refurbishment of unit 1 is the largest investment project of any energy company in Romania.

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