SN Nuclearelectrica SA plant chalks up a record
Romania – for 2003, SN
Nuclearelectrica SA’s nuclear fuel manufacturing plant in
Pitesti, FCN-Pitesti, has achieved a quality assurance coup by
manufacturing 5.021 defect-free nuclear fuel bundles. The bundles,
dedicated to the operation of Cernavoda NPP Unit 1, were established
as having been fault-free during the operation of this unit. This
performance has enabled the plant to chalk up a performance record
– with no defects having been reported over a 30-month period.
Thanks to a $4-million investment – funded
entirely by SN Nuclearelectrica – work has been proceeding
with equipping the Pitesti plant to double its nuclear fuel manufacturing.
This has gone ahead while the plant has maintained normal operation
The plant capacity upgrade is scheduled for completion
during the first half of this year.