UPDATE 2-RWE, Iberdrola, GDF Suez exit Romania nuclear plan
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By Marie Maitre and Tom Kaeckenhoff
PARIS/FRANKFURT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Power groups GDF Suez GSZ.PA, Iberdrola (IBE.MC: Quote) and RWE (RWEG.DE: Quote) said on Thursday they were pulling out of a multi-billion dollar nuclear project in Romania, confirming an earlier report by Reuters.
"Economic and market-related uncertainties surrounding this project, related for the most part to the present financial crisis, are not reconcilable now with the capital requirements of a new nuclear power project," the groups said in a joint statement.