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Romanian Small Modular Reactor project proceeds as planned

With the Romanian small modular reactor (SMR) project currently in progress, President Klaus Iohannis, has toured Doosan Enerbility’s Changwon headquarters to assess their SMR production capability.

RoPower, the Romanian SMR project customer, intends to build a 462 megawatts (MW) SMR power plant at the location of a decommissioned coal-fired power plant in the Doicesti region. The project will utilize six 77 MW NuScale Power Modules, with Doosan Enerbility set to manufacture and supply the core equipment, specifically the upper reactor module, to NuScale Power.

“[…] Romania wants to develop its supply chains in the clean energy industry and hence lead in supporting the regional decarbonisation efforts,” stated President Iohannis. “International cooperation and partnering with well-established actors is key to achieving this objective and securing Romania’s energy and economic future.”

“The Romanian SMR Project will benefit from the highest level of nuclear safety and technological robustness,” highlighted Cosmin Ghita, CEO of Nuclearelectrica. “Doosan Enerbility, with their internationally acknowledged experience in nuclear equipment manufacturing and advancements in SMR technologies, will significantly contribute to ensuring that by the end of the 2030s, Romania will become a benchmark in advanced nuclear technology implementation and efficient long-term clean energy projects.”

Doosan Enerbility secured the right to supply core equipment through a significant investment in NuScale Power alongside Korean investors. Since 2019, they have been reviewing the manufacturability of NuScale Power’s reactor module and have completed all preparations for equipment production. In 2020, NuScale’s SMR model received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), marking it as the first SMR model to achieve this milestone.

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