Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced, Friday, that the intergovernmental agreement between the United States and Romania, in the civil nuclear field, has obtained the approval of the European Commission, which allows the start of the construction steps of reactors 3 and 4 of Cernavoda.
“The intergovernmental agreement between the United States and Romania in the field of civil nuclear cooperation has received the approval of the European Commission, which means that with this approval we can say that we are closer to building reactors 3 and 4 in Cernavoda. With strategic partners, and with European Union partners, we are very pleased. Receive this agreement from the European Commission’s Energy Directorate, which will allow us to sign the agreement in its final form and start all steps to build reactors 3 and 4 from Cernavoda, ”said Ludovic Urban, in the Suceava district.
The draft intergovernmental cooperation agreement to expand and modernize the civil nuclear energy program in Romania was signed in early October by US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillet and Romanian Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment Virgil Popescu.
Once formally concluded, this historic agreement will lay the foundation for Romania to use American expertise and technology with a multinational team to build reactor units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant and the Reactor Unit 1. This agreement emphasizes the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Romania and our mutual commitment to energy security In the region, “the US Energy Secretariat and the Economy Department announced in a joint press release.
The US ambassador to Bucharest, Adrian Zuckerman, announced that the project will be valued at $ 8 billion.