The United States will build a nuclear power plant with a small modular reactor in Romania

The United States will build a nuclear power plant with a small modular reactor in Romania

USA will build a nuclear power plant in Romania with a small modular reactor

Leaders of the «Big Seven». June 26, 2022   U.S. to Build Romanian Nuclear Power Plant with Small Modular Reactor

President Joe Biden Announces $14 Million for First Phase

Today, at a meeting of G7 leaders at Castle Elmau in Bavaria, President Biden outlined the administration's comprehensive efforts to implement the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) to close infrastructure gaps around the world, strengthen the global economy and supply chains and strengthening international security through strategic investment.

As a prime example of this commitment, President Biden announced a $14 million FEED that will form the basis for the deployment of a small modular reactor (SMR) power plant in Romania.

the next step in fulfilling the promise made by Presidential Climate Change Envoy John Kerry and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, where they announced their intention to deploy SMR in Romania in partnership with the US company NuScale Power.

“This commitment demonstrates the strength and importance of the transatlantic relationship in the quest for regional security and energy independence,” said Under Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Eliot Kahn.

This project will demonstrate the ability of modern nuclear reactors to replace coal-fired generation with clean , innovative nuclear energy, while creating thousands of jobs and confirming that climate change initiatives and sustainable economic growth go hand in hand.

“We expect our engagement to create new business opportunities for US industry in an important market and enhance energy security throughout the region,” said Enoch T. Ebon, director of the Trade and Development Agency.

SMRs offer lower cost, greater scalability and flexibility than conventional nuclear reactors, and the ability to supplement other clean energy sources. SMRs have a small environmental footprint and can be used according to the specific needs of a country's power grid.