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Energy Minister Popescu discusses in South Korea cooperation in nuclear field

The Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, who is currently paying an official visit to the Republic of Korea, alongside Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, discussed cooperation in developing the Romanian nuclear programme and building of Units 3 and 4 at Cernavoda, but also in relation to the SMRs (small modular reactors) project, according to a post on his Facebook page.

“As part of the delegation led by Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu, I am these days paying an official visit to the Republic of Korea. Today I had a working meeting with the representatives of K-EXIM Bank, which was also attended by George Agafitei, state counselor, and Cosmin Ghita, head of SN Nuclearelectrica SA [national electricity company – editor’s note]. We discussed cooperation in developing Romania’s nuclear programme and building of Units 3 and 4 at Cernavoda, but also in relation to the SMRs project. I also invited my dialogue partners from South Korea to get involved in the project of upgrading Unit 1 from Cernavoda and the detritus installation, where the technology developed at ICSI Ramnicu Valcea will be used,” the Energy Minister wrote.

He stated that he received positive signals in relation to his dialogue partners’ will to get involved in these important investments.

“I conveyed that through cooperation we will succeed in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two states,” Popescu also noted.

The Minister of Energy is currently paying an official visit to the Republic of Korea, alongside the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Sorin Grindeanu, the Minister of Education, Ligia Deca, the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization, Sebastian Burduja, the Minister of Economy, Florin Spataru, the Minister of National Defence, Anghel Tilvar, and other parliamentary colleagues.

 

Meeting with representatives of largest energy producer in South Korea to discuss cooperation in the development of Romania’s civil nuclear programme

 

The Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, on Wednesday had a meeting with representatives of the Korea Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP) company to discuss cooperation in the development of Romania’s civilian nuclear programme, as well as the production of green energy.

“Also, today I’ve had a working meeting with representatives of the Korea Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP) company, the largest electricity producer in South Korea, which was also attended by George Agafitei, state councilor, and Cosmin Ghita, head of S.N. Nuclearelectrica S.A., to discuss cooperation in the development of Romania’s civil nuclear programme, but also about the production of green energy. We have also talked about the project of upgrading Unit 1 at Cernavoda nuclear plant and about the project related the heavy water detritization equipment at the nuclear power plant. I also invited our South Korean counterparts to invest in hydropower construction projects alongside Hidroelectrica. Cooperation between the two states in the field of energy is important and has very good prospects,” Virgil Popescu wrote on his Facebook

 

Photo: Facebook/Virgil Popescu

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