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Nucleoeléctrica Argentina director defends Atucha 3 deal

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina director defends Atucha 3 deal

Alejandro Estevez says Nucleoeléctrica Argentina is "taking the appropriate steps to be able to move forward with this project" in response to comments from former Undersecretary of Nuclear Energy Julián Gadano.

New Nuclear 23 May 2022


Nucleoeléctrica to support Chinese Candu refurbishment

Nucleoeléctrica to support Chinese Candu refurbishment

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina has signed a contract with China National Nuclear Corporation to provide technical assistance to support retubing work as part of the refurbishment of China's Qinshan nuclear power plant. The Argentinean company said it is drawing on experience gained during work to extend the operating life of the Embalse nuclear power plant.

Corporate 23 March 2022


China and Argentina sign nuclear project deal

China and Argentina sign nuclear project deal

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina and China National Nuclear Corporation have signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the development of the Atucha 3 nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 02 February 2022


Atucha 2 supports neutrino experiment

Atucha 2 supports neutrino experiment

Neutrino detection kit has been installed within the containment of Argentina's Atucha 2 reactor in support of a US-Argentine experiment to learn more about the mysterious particles.

Corporate 07 December 2021


Atucha 1 works towards long-term operation

Atucha 1 works towards long-term operation

Nucleoelectrica Argentina has been given feedback on its preparation of Atucha 1 for long-term operation by an International Atomic Energy Agency team. It is the third such mission at the request of the Argentinian government.

Regulation & Safety 30 November 2021


Argentina invests in nuclear education

Argentina invests in nuclear education

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina has renewed its nuclear energy pavilion within the country's Tecnópolis 'mega exhibition', which has re-opened in its tenth edition, Cultivating the Human. Visitors can learn about nuclear energy in a specially created control room simulator.

Corporate 10 November 2021


Construction of Argentina's CAREM-25 unit to restart

Construction of Argentina's CAREM-25 unit to restart

A contract has been signed to complete the main concrete works of Argentina's CAREM-25 small reactor. Henisa Sudamericana will employ up to 250 workers in the work, which is central to the project, according to a government announcement.

New Nuclear 08 November 2021


Argentina reveals its nuclear new build plans

Argentina reveals its nuclear new build plans

Argentina is looking to double the size of its nuclear sector with new power reactors in deals with China and the "national" construction of a new Candu unit with Canadian support, José Luis Antúnez, the head of national utility Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA, said in an interview with Perfil newspaper. Construction of a Hualong One unit could begin at Atucha as soon as next year.

Nuclear Policies 24 August 2021


Nucleoeléctrica contracted to complete CAREM-25

Nucleoeléctrica contracted to complete CAREM-25

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA will complete the construction of the prototype CAREM-25 reactor under a contract signed with the country's National Atomic Energy Commission. The contract specifies construction of the small modular reactor will be completed within three years. Work on the small pressurised water reactor began at a site adjacent to the Atucha nuclear power plant in Buenos Aires Province in early 2014, but has been suspended several times.

New Nuclear 07 July 2021


Uranium companies attracted by REE and vanadium

Uranium companies attracted by REE and vanadium

US company Energy Fuels Inc will become a commercial rare earths supplier in 2021, having entered into a three-year supply agreement to acquire a minimum of 2500 tons per year of natural monazite sands from which it will also recover uranium at its White Mesa mill in Utah. Separately, Vancouver-based International Consolidated Uranium Inc said it had been attracted to its newly announced acquisition of the Laguna Salada uranium project in Argentina by the by-product vanadium.

Regulation & Safety 15 December 2020