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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.

Brazil's Angra plant to get domestic fuel

Uranium and Fuel

06 November 2014

INB enrichment - 48Industrias Nucleares do Brasil will provide enriched uranium for the first time for unit 1 of the country's sole nuclear power plant. Previously, the Resende plant was entirely engaged with foreign companies.

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.

Licence application for Brazilian mine

Uranium and Fuel

21 October 2014

Mining is expected to begin at Brazil's Engenho uranium deposit next year, according to front-end fuel cycle company Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil. A licence application for the mine is currently before the national regulator.