Nuclearelectrica begins construction of Europe's First Tritium removal facility

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Nuclearelectrica, Romania's nuclear power company, and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced the commencement of construction for Europe's first tritium removal facility at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant.

This facility will significantly enhance environmental protection by removing tritium from the plant, aligning perfectly with Nuclearelectrica and Europe's commitment to ESG goals (Environmental, Social, and Governance).

The Cernavoda Detritiation Facility (CTRF), designed with innovative Romanian technology by the National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotope Technologies (ICSI Rm. Vâlcea), will be the world's third-largest tritium removal facility and the first in Europe.

This project positions Romania as a potential European hub for tritium production and export, a key fuel for future fusion reactors. It also presents an opportunity for Romania to develop its supply chain and become a leader in tritium removal technology and expertise, leveraging local resources and workforce.

The CTRF project incorporates the latest safety standards set by the Romanian National Commission for the Control of Nuclear Activities (CNCAN).

The inauguration ceremony was held at the Cernavoda NPP site, with representatives from Nuclearelectrica, KHNP, and ICSI Rm. Vâlcea in attendance.

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Green Forum  |  20 June, 2024 at 8:04 AM