Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Drobeta Turnu-Severin
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.13 - Manufacture of other inorganic basic chemicals

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 August 2014
Employment effect (start)
21 August 2014
Foreseen end date


Heavy water, heat and power producer Regia Autonomă pentru Activităţi Nucleare (RAAN) (Romanian Authority for Nuclear Activities) is to cut 300 jobs. RAAN is a government business enterprise. The Government approved severance payments to support redundant workers from state-owned companies, including the ones of RAAN. As reported, the measure paves the way for dismissals, though a timeframe for the restructuring is not known yet.

RAAN became insolvent last year, with accumulated debts over 680 million RON (€151 million). RAAN has two main plants, producing heavy water for the nuclear power plant in Cernavoda (Romag Prod) and heat and power (Romag Termo) for its own use and for the use of the municipality of Drobeta Turnu-Severin. They are both undergoing economic difficulties, as their activities are interconnected.

During the year, 2,700 employees fearing of losing their jobs organised several protests on both sites of the company. In addition, another protest of 1,000 people took place in Drobeta Turnu Severin, to draw attention to the difficult economic situation of the company.


  • 22 August 2014: Informatia de Severin
  • 22 August 2014: Adevarul
  • 21 August 2014: Gandul


Eurofound (2014), Regia Autonoma pentru Activitati Nucleare, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 77646, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77646.