December 19, 2022 – Sargent & Lundy, along with Fluor Corporation and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin, agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in the civil nuclear field with France’s Framatome to support Romania’s nuclear energy company, Nuclearelectrica. Sargent & Lundy, Flour, and SNC-Lavalin teams are currently involved with developing the pre-project work to complete two partially-built nuclear units in Romania. In addition to the completion of these partially-built units, Nuclearelectrica looks to expand Romania’s nuclear capabilities by adding two new small modular reactor (SMR) units, furthering the country’s policy to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
Romanian Minister of Energy Virgil Popescu shared the news beside U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson at the International Atomic Energy Agency International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power. The conference took place in Washington, D.C., in October.
While Nuclearelectrica completes refurbishments on the two existing nuclear facilities, Sargent & Lundy and Candu Energy, a member of SNC-Lavalin, began contracted pre-project work on the completion of two partially-built heavy-water reactors at Cernavoda in November 2021. The first of the two units could be operational by 2031.
Read the World Nuclear News article here.