SNN launches notice of intent for qualification of natural uranium ore concentrate

11 August 2020

SOCIETATEA NATIONALA NUCLEARELECTRICA S.A. (“SNN”), the sole nuclear power producer as well as the only manufacturer of CANDU 6-type nuclear fuel in Romania launches the qualification phase of potential suppliers for U3O8 (natural uranium ore concentrate) with a minimum content of 65% that will be used to obtain natural uranium dioxide sintering powder (UO2).

SNN is a national company incorporated in 1998 currently having the following shareholder structure: the Romanian State represented by the Ministry of Energy (82.49%) Fondul Proprietatea SA (7.47%) and other natural and legal persons (10.04%). SNN is listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange since 2013.

The company has the registered office in Bucharest and has two branches:

- Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant Branch operating Units 1 and 2 producing electrical and thermal energy. Units 1 and 2 are CANDU-type units (CANada Deuterium Uranium) with an installed capacity of about. 700 MWe each, using natural uranium as fuel and heavy water as moderator and cooling agent.

- Pitesti Nuclear Fuel Plant Branch is a qualified manufacturer of CANDU 6 type nuclear fuel and fully covers the operating necessities of Units 1 and 2 of Cernavoda NPP.

With two operating units, SNN SA ensures approximately 20% of the domestic consumption of Romania.

The nuclear fuel necessary for the operation of Units 1 and 2 of  Cernavoda NPP is manufactured within the Nuclear Fuel Plant Branch (FCN) Pitesti. For this purpose, SNN has the intention to acquire U3O8 (natural uranium ore concentrate) with a minimum content of 65% that will be used to obtain natural uranium dioxide sintering powder (UO2).

More information about the participation conditions in the qualification phase may be found on SNN website, at

SNN  invites all those interested to participate in the Qualification phase, to send a Letter of Interest until 25.08.2020 to the address:

Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA – Nuclear Fuel Plant Branch,  1 Campului street, Mioveni, Arges County, Romania phone +40248207700, Fax +40248262499.

The qualification requests may be sent to the address: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected].

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