The projects of the Tarniţa-Lăpuşteşti pumping plant, abandoned by the previous government, and of the Rovinari thermal power plant were on the agenda in talks with the Chinese Communist Party officials, said the PSD leader Liviu Dragnea.
“It is about the big project, reactors 3 and 4 from Cernavoda, about the Rovinari thermal power plant, the Tarniţa Lapustesti hydro power plant, a hydro power plant and two bridges on the Danube. It was also talked about resuming the Bucharest-Beijing flights”, Dragnea also said, explaining that for the time being the ways of working are established, subsequently the official documents will be passed.
China has an investment budget of billions of euros, and Romania has to “organize”, if it wants to benefit from these funds.
Complexul Energetic Oltenia, in partnership with China Huadian Engineering, should have begun building the new 600 MW energy plant in Rovinari, an investment of 847 million euros, in the first half of 2016.
The Tarniţa hydro power plant project, designed during the Communist regime in the late 1970s, was abandoned in the latest energy strategy project, being considered inefficient.
The Ministry of Energy led by Victor Grigorescu gave up the billion euros project from Tarniţa in the middle of last year, trying to find an alternative by building multiple hydropower plants with small pumping storage across the country. Romania has spent five million euros without a tangible result in the Hidro Tarniţa project, said Grigorescu. This was the second major project assumed by Romania to which the previous government gave up, after the Romania-Turkey submarine electricity cable, considered unfeasible.