Nuclear plant in Brazil on the rise

Eletrobras Eletronuclear has granted contracts for several phases of Angra 3, the third plant at Almirante Álvaro Alberto Nuclear Power Station (CNAAA), located at Itaorna beach in Angra dos Reis – Rio de Janeiro State. When commercial operation starts by the end of 2015, the new plant, with an output of 1405 MW, will produce more then 10 million MWh per year. Seventeen contracts totaling about USD 1.1 billion have been negotiated with domestic suppliers of equipment and services, including the contract for the execution of civil construction. CONFAB will supply the tanks, vessels and heavy components such as the steel containment sphere and its accessories, gates, piping and spent fuel pool liner. BARDELLA will supply a special overhead traveling crane for moving loads, EBSE will supply large-diameter pipes, and Brazil’s SIEMENS is to supply the main transformers. Contracts were signed with NUCLEP for the supply of heavy mechanical equipment such as condensers and accumulators.

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