It is reported that the government is contemplating on commissioning the project by 2020 and may base the 1,200MW plant near the Mures, Somes, or Olt Rivers.

The new plant, which is being built in the country following the steep rise in oil and gas prices globally, will reportedly use new technology unlike the existing nuclear power plant at Cernavoda that uses Canadian Candu reactor.

Romania needs a second plant as energy demand is permanently on the rise and fossil energy will be replaced, Philippe Garderet, scientific director of Areva, was quoted as saying by the publication.