State secretary in the Energy Ministry, Robert Tudorache, estimates 2020 to be a realistic time limit for the constructions start for reactors 3 and 4 of Nucleary Station Cernavoda by the Chinese investor.

Tudorache says that he aims for the negotiation phase with the investor to end in six months and that once overpass this phase, works could start up to 2020.
“We have already solved somewhere around 80 percent of the elements of agreement with the investors, in which we still have some frictions. Now the Chinese part is on holiday for the celebration of the New Chinese Year, but we are in negotiations. I want to finish the agreement to get to the next phase,” said Tudorache.

At the beginning of 2017, the Romanian state started the re-negotiations with cu China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) regarding the construction of reactors 3 and 4 of Nucleary Station Cernavoda. The partnership between Nuclearelectrica and CGNPC started in November 2015 by signing a memorandum of EUR 6.5 billion for the development of reactors 3 and 4 from  Cernavoda.