May 23, 2001
A commercial contract has been signed to complete unit two of Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear power plant at a cost of 689 million US dollars. The contract was signed by Romania’s state-owned utility Nuclearelectrica, Canada’s Atomic Energy Corporation (AECL) and Ansaldo of Italy in the presence of dignitaries including Romanian prime minister, Adrian Nastase and the ambassadors of Italy and Canada. Mr. Nastase said earlier this year that completion was “a priority” The “finalisation schedule” covers a period of 54 months with the unit scheduled to achieve first criticality in the 49th month. Nuclearelectrica said on site works would be led by “an integrated management team” including experts from AECL, Ansaldo and Nuclearelectrica.