Romanian economy minister visits China to discuss energy projects.

By bne IntelliNews October 19, 2011
Romanian economy minister Ion Ariton is paying a visit to China this week to discuss joint projects with Chinese companies in the energy sector, Mediafax announced. The visit comes after a broader government mission visited China earlier in September, stirring the interest of Chinese companies in joint projects. China Nuclear Power Engineering (CNPEC) plans to invest in the expansion of Romania's nuclear power plant in Cernavoda. Separately, China Coal Technology intends to develop the coal mining facilities in Romania's main mining region Valea Jiului. A mission of China's hydropower engineering and construction company Sinohydro has already already Romania to assess the opportunities for joint projects. Sinohydro is particularly interested in Romania's two major project in the large hydro power projects, namely the 1,000MW pumped power station designed to be developed in Tarnita-Lapusesti, and the upgrade of hydropower plant Bicaz.

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