Nuclearelectrica, the operator of nuclear plant Cernavoda, announced that it awarded to Candu Energy, an AtkinsRéalis company, and Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), a federal Crown corporation, a contract for the supply of reactor tooling and components, as well as engineering services and technology, in support of the life extension of the first reactor at Unit 1.
Valued at CAD 750 million (USD 575 million), the contract will build on a series of previous pre-project contracts for Unit 1 Refurbishment with AtkinsRéalis.
Unit 1 CNE Cernavoda entered commercial operation in 1996 and has an installed capacity of 700 MWe.
After the refurbishment, in 2029, Unit 1 of CNE Cernavoda will continue to produce around 5 TW of electricity annually.
As the exclusive licensee of the CANDU intellectual property portfolio, AtkinsRéalis has been involved as a leader in all CANDU reactor life extension projects so far globally, Nuclearelectrica said in a statement.