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Canadian company helps build second nuclear reactor in Romania

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) based in Mississauga, Ontario and its international partners have started co...

April 25, 2003   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) based in Mississauga, Ontario and its international partners have started construction on the second CANDU 6 reactor at Cernavoda, Romania.
“This is an important economic vehicle for Romania and although it’s been a long time in the making it will help their economy for years to come,” said Robert Van Adel, AECL President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Cernavoda reactor is a 710 megawatt unit that will take two years to build at a cost of US $700M. AECL is managing construction of the reactor in partnership with ANSALDO of Italy and S.N. Nuclearelectrica of Romania. The project will include other suppliers from Canada as well as from France and the United States.
At the peak of construction AECL will employ over 120 people on site providing expertise in engineering, construction and commissioning supervision. The first Cernavoda unit was completed in 1996 and produces about 10% of Romania’s energy requirements.
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited has more than 3,600 employees at offices and laboratories in Mississauga and Chalk River, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, and Pinawa, Manitoba. It also has sites in China, Romania, Korea, and Argentina. The company specializes in designing, developing and decommissioning CANDU reactor products.
Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine has three articles related to nuclear power in its March-April issue.


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