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 https://www.nuclearelectrica.ro/2020/08/11/notice-of-intent-qualification-of-natural-uranium-ore-concentrate/?lang=en
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.