Areva awarded $89mn contract for nuclear reactor work in Brazil

Areva contract nuclear reactor Brazil Eletrobras Eletronuclear Angra 3

Areva was awarded a 75 million euros ($89.6 million) contract for the 1,405-MW Angra 3 nuclear power project in Brazil.

As part of the contract with Eletrobrás Eletronuclear, Areva will supply additional mechanical and electrical equipment to the plant, including diesel engines, electrical appliances and controls and equipment for used fuel storage.

Areva currently provides engineering services as well as the components and the digital instrumentation & control system for the reactor. The group also provides assistance in the supervision of the installation works and the commissioning activities, which are scheduled for 2016.

The 640-MW Angra 1 has been in operations since 1985, and the 1,350-MW Angra 2 connected to the grid in 2001.

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