Details regarding Romania's strategic objectives in these
areas are available here:
1. Romania a strategic choice
Located at the crossroad of tree large markets: EU, CIS and Middle East – Romania is the bridge between East and West for 450M consumers market.
Romania has been a member of the North Atlantic Alliance since 2004 and of the European Union since 2007, and is currently implementing a series of reforms to become part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, a major national foreign policy objective.
The dynamic economy, in constant development, is supported by: the funding that Romania benefits from as an European state; the state aid granted to investors; the favorable tax regime and the high human resource skills.
Together with government policies to support investments, these elements contribute to the creation of investment opportunities in Romania, in areas such as energy, transport, digitization and agriculture.
Cybersecurity for operational resilience, in the context of
the Cloud paradigm, and the strategic approaches for the accelerated,
sustainable and safe adoption of artificial intelligence are important and
current topics in today’s social and economic context and represent central
pawns, part of the activity of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and
In the context of the organization of the 3SI Business Forum,
a series of achievements, factors, indicators and objectives proposed at the
MCID level can form the basis for discussions and proposals with impact in the
area of the economic and business environment in the 3 Seas region.3. Infrastructure projects
The 3 Seas Initiative (3SI) aims to increase interconnectivity
in the region, in the field of transport, by reducing the economic development
gap between different areas and states of the EU.
With a major
potential in economic recovery, the two projects of major strategic importance,
RAIL2SEA and Via Carpathia, contribute significantly to the development of road
and railway infrastructure, becoming a real benefit for the economies of the
3SI member states.
RAIL2SEA is developing a new standard of
efficiency by digitizing and modernizing a 3.663 km long railway line
connecting the Polish Port of Gdańsk on the Baltic Sea with the Romanian port
of Constanța on the Black Sea.
Via Carpatia is a trans-European route under
implementation, which will use the existing infrastructure to connect the
Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea along the route of 1.702 km and 3
corridors on the territory of Romania: the Calafat - Vidin Bridge, the
Constanța Port and the Galați Port.
objective of the project is to create a transport corridor from the North to
the South of Europe and to strengthen transatlantic ties by integrating the
transport system of the participating countries.
. Nuclearelectrica’s strategic projects
Nuclear Energy Program – a key pillar to secure energy security and social - economic
development in 3 Seas Initiative Region
energy covers 10% of the total electricity demand, and this is expected to
increase up to approx. 17% in the IEA Member States. Also, in the European
Union, UK included, nuclear energy generates 50% of electricity without
greenhouse gas emissions. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that
the GHG-free sources will provide up to 52% of usage by 2040 v 36% today.
ambitious decarbonization targets - 55% fewer GHG emissions by 2030; reducing
dependence on imports from 20.85 % down to 17.8 % by 2030; removal of
up to 4.59 GWe of coal-based energy by 2032, and its replacement by clear
energy sources – considers nuclear energy a key pillar for energy security and
reaching its decarbonation targets.
In this context, SN
Nuclearelectrica SA plays a key part attainment of Romania's objectives by
increasing the capacity to generate energy from nuclear sources by 2030s. Thus,
the company has in progress strategic investment projects of an estimated
amount of EUR 12 billion, including: Refurbishment of Unit 1; the Project of
Units 3 and 4; development of small modular reactors in partnership with the
American company NuScale; and implementation of support projects for current
operation, such as the Tritium Removal Plant. Nuclearelectrica's investment
projects will bring clean energy to Romania's
energy stability, social and economic development, development of the nuclear
industry, as well as the training of a new generation of engineers.
Moreover, by developing
its nuclear program, Romania can play a regional role in securing energy
security, especially in the 3 Seas Region Initiative.
Nuclearelectrica plays a strategic part at the national level, with 2 nuclear
units operating at the highest safety and productivity standards for 26 years,
18% of the total energy demand and 33% of the total CO2-free clean energy
production, at national level
million tons of CO2 avoided from commissioning and 10 million tons of CO2
avoided every year
than 2,500 direct jobs, and more than 11,000 jobs generated by the industry
5.7 billion contributed to the industry’s GDP, an amount that could keep all
Romanian hospitals operating at excellence standards for one full year.
27 years, Romania has been internationally recognized for operating at high
standards of nuclear safety and excellence, with Units 1 and 2 at the top,
ranking 1st and 3rd among more than 440 nuclear units worldwide. All these are
assets allow Romania to take a leading position in the regional nuclear
industry and become a hub for the development and assembly of components for
small modular reactors, a training center for future operators, a regional
operator of choice, and a supporter of countries that intend to develop a
nuclear programme, especially for the countries in the 3 Seas Initiative Region.