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Contract for prototype CAREM balance of plant

New Nuclear

06 September 2016

CAREM BOP contract signing - 48Argentina's National Atomic Energy Commission has awarded a contract to a joint venture between Tecna and Siemens to supply the balance of plant for the prototype CAREM-25, a domestically-designed and developed small integral reactor.

China and Argentina reaffirm reactor agreement

New Nuclear

01 July 2016

Argentina-China MOU June 2016 - 48China and Argentina have signed a memorandum of understanding reaffirming their plans to construct two new nuclear power reactors in the Latin American country with financing from Chinese banks. Construction of Argentina's fourth reactor is to start early next year.

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.

New steam generators delivered to Embalse ahead of overhaul


02 September 2016

Embalse SG arrival - 48The second pair of replacement steam generators has been delivered to the Embalse nuclear power plant in Argentina. The components will be replaced as part of a project to extend the operating period of the Candu pressurized heavy-water reactor by up to 30 years.

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.