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Cernavoda 3 is a Generation III nuclear reactor being developed by S.C. EnergoNuclear, the main contractor for the project.

The 720MW reactor is currently owned and will be operated by Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica. The company has a stake of 100%.

Cernavoda 3 is a type of PHWR reactor. It will feature 4,560 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. Safety contol rods that are used to control the fission rate in the reactor will be 28 in number.

The reactor consists of 1 steam turbine.

The material used for the construction of the vessel will be Zr-Nb.

Development status

The reactor construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter commercial operation by 2031.

Contractors involved

The reactor system is likely to be supplied by Candu Energy.

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About S.C. EnergoNuclear

S.C. EnergoNuclear SA (EnergoNuclear), a subsidiary of Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA, is a nuclear energy company that constructs and operates various reactors. The company operates reactors at Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. It constructs CANDU units on Cernavoda site by the means of Canadian Deuterium and Uranium technology.EnergoNuclear’s technology is a combination of reactivity control, control rooms, shutdown of the reactor, and emergency power supply. The company’s CANDU technology is designed for the generation and supply of electricity. EnergoNuclear is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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