BUCHAREST, Sept 19 Romanian state-owned nuclear
power producer Nuclearelectrica could buy part of the
electricity distribution assets that Italy's Enel
plans to sell, it said in a statement on Friday.
Enel, like other big utilities in Europe, has seen its
generating business hit by low wholesale prices and weak demand
and plans to cut its debt by selling assets mainly in Slovakia
Earlier this week, the managers of Nuclearelectrica and
power supplier Electrica and Romanian Energy Minister
Razvan Nicolescu met with Enel in Rome.
"Nuclearelectrica is analysing the opportunity stemming from
the potential sale of Enel's Romanian operations," it said in
"No offer, indicative or otherwise has been made to Enel.
Nuclearelectrica will ask shareholders to approve any potential
Energy minister Nicolescu said the Romanian state firms were
interested in Enel Dobrogea, a power distributor in southern
Dobrogea is a region in southern Romania that is home to
U.S. military bases, Nuclearelectrica's two nuclear reactors and
a number of wind energy parks.
The firm's manager Daniela Lulache told Reuters earlier this
year it was considering various investments outside its core
Earlier this month, Chinese utility China General Nuclear
(CGN) filed a non-binding bid to partner
Nuclearelectrica to build two more reactors at its site on the
river Danube. CGN has until Sept. 24 to file a binding bid.
By 1320 GMT, Nuclearelectrica shares traded at 8.7900
lei($2.5739) per share, up 3.1 percent on the day.
($1 = 3.4150 Romanian lei)
(Reporting by Luiza Ilie. Editing by Jane Merriman)