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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.

Eletronuclear drawn into Brazil corruption probe


29 July 2015

Angra 3 in 2013 (Eletronuclear) 74x48The president and CEO of Eletronuclear, Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva, has been arrested in connection with construction contracts for Angra 3. It comes as the 16th wave of police action in a wide-ranging investigation of corruption in Brazil.

Areva signs equipment contract for Brazil's Angra 3

New Nuclear

06 January 2015

Areva has signed a contract with the Brazilian utility Eletrobrás Eletronuclear to supply additional mechanical and electrical equipment to unit 3 of the Angra nuclear power plant.

Angra 1 simulator inaugurated

New Nuclear

19 February 2016

Angra 1 simulator upgrade completed - 48A ceremony has been held to inaugurate the new full-scope simulator for unit 1 of Brazil's Angra nuclear power plant. It is the first simulator in the country for training nuclear operators.

Brazilian AP1000 collaboration for Westinghouse


19 June 2015

Nuclep-Westinghouse_MoU_(Westinghouse)_48A memorandum of understanding signed by Westinghouse and Brazil's state-owned Nuclebras Equipamentos Pesados paves the way for the companies to collaborate on the fabrication of AP1000 reactor components in Brazil.

Simulator 'ready for training' at Angra 1

New Nuclear

18 December 2014

Angra 1 simulador 48A new full-scope simulator at unit 1 of Brazil's Angra nuclear power plant has passed final acceptance tests and declared "ready for training." It is expected to be commissioned in June 2015.