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Brazil to export enriched uranium

Uranium and Fuel

21 June 2016

Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) is to export its first enriched uranium under a contract signed with Argentine state company Combustibles Nuclear Argentinos SA (Conuar). The agreement will see the export of four tonnes of uranium dioxide powder for use in the first fuel load for the Carem modular reactor.

KHNP, NASA sign cooperation agreement


28 January 2016

KNHP-NASA MOU - 48Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NASA) for technological cooperation.

Argentina and China sign two reactor construction agreements

New Nuclear

16 November 2015

Antunez and Zhimin, November 2015 (Argentine President's Office) 76x48Argentina has signed deals with China for the construction of the Latin American country's fourth and fifth nuclear power plants. The agreements were signed yesterday by the president of Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NASA), Jose Luis Antunez, and the head of China's China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Quian Zhimin, on the sidelines of the G20 summit taking place in the Turkish coastal resort of Antalya.

Atucha 2 receives full operating licence

Regulation and Safety

31 May 2016

Atucha 2 - 48Argentina's nuclear regulator has issued a licence to Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA for the commercial operation of the second unit of the Atucha nuclear power plant. The 745 MWe pressurized heavy water reactor has been operating on a conditional licence.

Argentina inaugurates enrichment plant

Uranium and Fuel

02 December 2015

Pilcaniyeu plant inauguration - Dec 2015 - 48Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led the official opening ceremony of the Pilcaniyeu uranium enrichment plant on 30 November.

Contracts for new Argentine plant ready for signing

New Nuclear

05 November 2015

China-Argentina - October 2015 - 48Argentina and China have concluded negotiations on the technical and commercial contracts for the construction of Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant. The text of a framework agreement for construction of a fifth plant has also been agreed.