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Argentina, Belgium extend nuclear safety cooperation

Regulation and Safety

06 July 2018

A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA and Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre aimed at extending cooperation on nuclear safety between the two organisations that has existed for more than 15 years.

Atucha 1 operating licence renewed

Regulation and Safety

16 April 2018

Atucha 1 - 48Argentina's nuclear regulator has extended the operating licence of the Atucha 1 nuclear power reactor. The licence extension allows the 44-year-old 362 MWe (gross) pressurised heavy water reactor - the first nuclear power plant in Latin America - to operate until 2024.

Argentina and China sign contract for two reactors

New Nuclear

18 May 2017

China-Argentina May 2017 - 48China is to supply Argentina with two nuclear power reactors - one a Candu pressurised heavy water reactor, the other a Hualong One pressurised water reactor. The contract was among 19 agreements signed yesterday in Beijing during a meeting of Chinese president Xi Jinping and Argentinean president Mauricio Macri.

Argentina reaches generator milestone for CAREM-25

New Nuclear

08 May 2018

CAREM steam generator - 48The CAREM Project has reached a new milestone in the development of the 12 steam generators for the prototype CAREM-25 in Argentina. More than 700 tubes, each 35 meters long, have been delivered to the site, Combustibles Nucleares Argentinos, announced on 4 May.

Russia to assist Argentina in uranium mining

Uranium and Fuel

24 January 2018

Argentina-Russia - January 2018 - 48Russia and Argentina have signed a memorandum of understanding on uranium exploration and mining in the South American country. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is also proposing to supply Argentina with a nuclear power plant.

SNC-Lavalin wins Atucha contract

Corporate

25 November 2016

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a pre-project contract from Argentina's Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA for the Candu nuclear new build project at the Atucha site in the district of Zàrate. The Canadian engineering group said yesterday that, "if this project materialises, it would be the first Candu new build since Cernavoda Unit 2 came on line in 2007".