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Potential role of the Romanian research and industry on the small and medium reactors market

Abstract

The need of diversifying the energy sources, independence from foreign supplies and modernization of economy have constituted the major factors in implementation of nuclear energy in Romania. The choice of the heavy water reactor CANDU-600 was made on grounds of advanced safety features, proven efficient economic operation as well as on the technologic feasibility for manufacturing of components, equipment, instrumentation, heavy water and natural uranium fuel in Romania. Unlike turn-key acquisition approaches, the Romanian option provided an active national participation in construction the Cernavoda NPP. As consequence, important support was being given to development of the industries involved in the nuclear fuel cycle, manufacturing of equipment and nuclear materials, construction-montage, engineering, consulting, services, etc. This was done based on technology transfer, implementation of advanced design and execution standards, quality assurance procedures and modern nuclear safety requirements at international level. The efforts materialized in an important national participation in the construction of the Cernavoda NPP and all related programs are successful. Now, Romanian firms are also involved in supplying components, equipment and services to NPP`s in other eastern and central Europeans countries. The paper presents the achievements of the Romanian economy in this field and the effort of the Romanian companies  More>>
Authors:
Rapeanu, S N; Bujor, A; [1]  Comsa, O [2] 
  1. National Agency for Atomic Energy, Bucharest (Romania)
  2. Center of Technology and Engineering for Nuclear Projects, Bucharest (Romania)
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1998
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-999; CONF-9510464-; CONF-9609452-
Reference Number:
SCA: 210000; 210400; PA: AIX-29:029684; EDB-98:072839; SN: 98001966015
Resource Relation:
Conference: Advisory group meetings on introduction of small and medium reactors in developing countries, Rabat (Morocco); Tunis (Tunisia), 23-27 Oct 1995; 3-6 Sep 1996; Other Information: DN: 9 refs, 3 figs.; PBD: Feb 1998; Related Information: Is Part Of Introduction of small and medium reactors in developing countries. Proceedings of two advisory group meetings; PB: 362 p.
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; EQUIPMENT; FUEL CYCLE CENTERS; MARKET; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; POWER REACTORS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ROMANIA; SIZE
OSTI ID:
624548
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria).
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE98624890; TRN: XA9846714029684
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98624890
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 171-191
Announcement Date:
Jul 29, 1998

Citation Formats

Rapeanu, S N, Bujor, A, and Comsa, O. Potential role of the Romanian research and industry on the small and medium reactors market. IAEA: N. p., 1998. Web.
Rapeanu, S N, Bujor, A, & Comsa, O. Potential role of the Romanian research and industry on the small and medium reactors market. IAEA.
Rapeanu, S N, Bujor, A, and Comsa, O. 1998. "Potential role of the Romanian research and industry on the small and medium reactors market." IAEA.
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title = {Potential role of the Romanian research and industry on the small and medium reactors market}
author = {Rapeanu, S N, Bujor, A, and Comsa, O}
abstractNote = {The need of diversifying the energy sources, independence from foreign supplies and modernization of economy have constituted the major factors in implementation of nuclear energy in Romania. The choice of the heavy water reactor CANDU-600 was made on grounds of advanced safety features, proven efficient economic operation as well as on the technologic feasibility for manufacturing of components, equipment, instrumentation, heavy water and natural uranium fuel in Romania. Unlike turn-key acquisition approaches, the Romanian option provided an active national participation in construction the Cernavoda NPP. As consequence, important support was being given to development of the industries involved in the nuclear fuel cycle, manufacturing of equipment and nuclear materials, construction-montage, engineering, consulting, services, etc. This was done based on technology transfer, implementation of advanced design and execution standards, quality assurance procedures and modern nuclear safety requirements at international level. The efforts materialized in an important national participation in the construction of the Cernavoda NPP and all related programs are successful. Now, Romanian firms are also involved in supplying components, equipment and services to NPP`s in other eastern and central Europeans countries. The paper presents the achievements of the Romanian economy in this field and the effort of the Romanian companies on the small and medium power reactors market. Lists with main R and D institutes, nuclear fuel cycle facilities as well as potential equipment suppliers are attached. (author). 9 refs, 3 figs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1998}
month = {Feb}
}