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Romania, US conclude cooperation agreement for Cernavoda nuclear plant and civil energy sector projects

09/10/2020 - 20:06

US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Romanian Economy, Energy and Business Minister Virgil Popescu on Friday signed a draft intergovernmental agreement to cooperate in expanding and modernising the civil nuclear energy programme in Romania.

According to a statement from the US Department of Energy sent to AGERPRES, this historic agreement will allow Romania to use US expertise and technology with a multinational team building reactor units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and the reactor unit of reactor 1.

"This partnership will ensure energy security, lead to economic growth and implement the highest safety standards. Nuclear energy will continue to play a prominent role in the country's national energy mix, providing Romania with reliable, emission-free energy to meet the increasing demand," the statement said.

At the same time, this agreement emphasizes the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Romania and the mutual commitment of the two parties for energy security in the region.

Sursa: AGERPRES

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