The Nuclear Fuel Plant-FCN Pitesti has manufactured the nuclear fuel bundle # 120,000
The Nuclear Fuel Plant has manufactured on March 4, 2013, the nuclear fuel bundle # 120,000,which marks a milestone in its hystory as a qualified manufacturer of CANDU-6 type nuclear fuel.
During its 19 years of activity in nuclear fuel manufacturing, FCN Pitesti, beside the significant amount of nuclear fuel, has recorded a flaw rate much below the minimum limit allowed by the CANDU System Design Authority (AECL).
The power contained by the 120,000 fuel bundles, which comprises about 2,265 tons of natural uranium is the equivalent of the power that could be generated by 264 million tons of lignite, 133 million tons of pit coal or 38 million tons of black oil.
The products and services provided by FCN comply with the applicable quality requirements, observing the standards referring to environment protection and nuclear safety.
Through the nuclear fuel manufactured by FCN Pitesti and used by the Cernavoda NPP, Nuclearelectrica SA assures 18% of the country’s total production of electricity.