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Brazil to complete Angra 3 finance package in 18 months, says BNDES director

Brazil to complete Angra 3 finance package in 18 months, says BNDES director

Leonardo Mendes Cabral, director of privatisations at Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development, says he expects a financing arrangement to finish unit 3 of the Angra nuclear power plant will be ready by the end of next year. BNDES is one of the biggest providers of financing for infrastructure projects in Brazil, and also played a role in financing nuclear energy in the past.

Energy & Environment 22 March 2021


Eletronuclear launches tender for civil work at Angra 3

Eletronuclear launches tender for civil work at Angra 3

Brazil's Eletronuclear published a notice in the country's official journal, Diário Oficial da União, on 25 February inviting bids for a contract to conduct civil work at unit 3 of its Angra nuclear power plant, and to perform part of the electromechanical assembly. Eletronuclear said the aim of the tender is "to advance some construction activities" before hiring a contractor to complete the construction of the unit.

Corporate 01 March 2021


Brazil resumes uranium mining at Caetité

Brazil resumes uranium mining at Caetité

Industrias Nucleares do Brasil has started mining uranium from the new open-pit Engenho mine at Caetité, in Brazil's Bahia state. It is hoped that resumption of uranium production at the site will make the country self-sufficient in fuel for its nuclear power reactors. A ceremony was held yesterday at the mine site, during which a detonation was carried out, symbolising the beginning of open pit mining in a new area, the Engenho mine.

Uranium & Fuel 02 December 2020


Speech: Established nuclear countries must lead sustainability drive

Speech: Established nuclear countries must lead sustainability drive

The world needs countries, such as Brazil, to step up and lead the way by expanding their nuclear capacity to help contribute to a sustainable energy future, said Agneta Rising, former director general of World Nuclear Association. She was speaking ahead of the World Nuclear University Short Course World Nuclear Industry Today to be held online in Brazil next week.

Perspectives 10 November 2020


Investor confidence relies on public acceptance of nuclear

Investor confidence relies on public acceptance of nuclear

Driving investment towards nuclear energy projects depends strongly on the perception and evaluation of the costs associated with them, Leonam dos Santos Guimarães, CEO of Eletronuclear, told participants in World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum last week. Brazil has two nuclear reactors generating about 3% of its electricity, but construction of a third is currently stalled.

Nuclear Policies 14 September 2020


Brazil prepares to resume Angra 3 project

Brazil prepares to resume Angra 3 project

Brazil's Investment Partnership Programme council has approved a plan to complete unit 3 of the Angra nuclear power plant. Created by the government to expand and strengthen the relationship between the state and the private sector, the PPI's main objective is to generate jobs and growth for the country through new investments in infrastructure projects and privatisation.

New Nuclear 11 June 2020


Brazil's Angra plant receives first fuel store modules

Brazil's Angra plant receives first fuel store modules

Holtec International delivered the first five of 15 modules for an on-site used fuel dry storage facility to Brazil's Angra nuclear power plant last week. The new storage facility, set to be commissioned at the end of this year, will create space in the almost full storage pools of units 1 and 2, allowing their continued operation.

Waste & Recycling 06 April 2020


Brazil, USA promote cooperation in nuclear energy

Brazil, USA promote cooperation in nuclear energy

Brazil and the USA have signed agreements on extending the operation and generating capacity of Angra unit 1 and on cooperation in new nuclear technologies. The agreements, between Westinghouse and Eletronuclear, and between the US Nuclear Energy Institute and the Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities, were signed yesterday at the Brazil-US Energy Forum in Rio de Janeiro in the presence of Brazilian Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque and US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Nuclear Policies 04 February 2020


New nuclear countries face integrated challenges

New nuclear countries face integrated challenges

Countries embarking on nuclear energy programmes for the first time or expanding their programmes after a long period without construction face integrated challenges, representatives from emerging and expanding nuclear countries have said. These challenges include the development of human resources as well as financial and political considerations.

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2019


Kazatomprom signs uranium supply contract with Brazil's INB

Kazatomprom signs uranium supply contract with Brazil's INB

Kazakhstan's JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom announced today it had signed a commercial agreement to supply natural uranium to Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB). Kazatomprom said it had won INB's tender to supply natural uranium hexafluoride for the needs of the Brazilian nuclear power industry.

Uranium & Fuel 13 September 2019