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Construction of CAREM underway

New Nuclear

10 February 2014

CAREM-25 first concrete 48The pouring of first concrete has marked the official start of construction of Argentina's prototype CAREM-25, a domestically-designed and developed small integral reactor.

Atucha 2 progress in commissioning

New Nuclear

01 October 2013

Atucha nuclear power plant (Nucleoelectrica) 77x48Argentina's new nuclear reactor at Atucha successfully synchronised to the grid during a commissioning test as the unit prepares for operation.

Twin research reactor contract for Invap


09 May 2013

Argentina-Brazil contract 48Nuclear technology firm Invap will construct two research reactors, one in Brazil and one in Argentina, under a contract signed with the two countries.

Contract awarded for CAREM vessel

New Nuclear

04 December 2013

CAREM-25 (CNEA)_48The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for Argentina's prototype CAREM reactor is to be manufactured domestically by engineering company IMP SA. It will be the first RPV to be designed and manufactured in the country.

Russian assistance on three continents

Nuclear Policies

23 August 2013

Russia is funding a new technology centre in Vietnam and cooperating with an Argentine university, helping develop the skills needed for nuclear programs in those countries. Meanwhile, Rosatom claims more than 15,000 jobs could be created if South Africa proceeds with its nuclear energy expansion plans.

Embalse wins loan for longer life


22 March 2013

Embalse (NS-SA) 87x48The Development Bank of Latin America has issued its first loan for a nuclear project to support the refurbishment and licence extension of Argentina's Embalse nuclear power plant.