Brazil: AREVA Wins a Major Contract for the Completion of the Third Nuclear
Reactor at the Angra Site
PARIS -- November 7, 2013
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) has signed a contract worth 1.25 billion euros with the
Brazilian electrician Eletrobras Eletronuclear for the completion of the
construction for the Angra 3 reactor, located in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
AREVA will supply engineering services and components, as well as the digital
instrumentation & control system for the reactor. The group will also provide
assistance in the supervision of the installation works and the commissioning
activities. This contract, which attests to AREVA’s expertise in reactor
construction, design, and fabrication of nuclear equipment and instrumentation
& control systems, will be the 103 reactor built by the group in the world.
“AREVA is proud to have been selected to complete the construction of the
third Brazilian nuclear reactor and to continue its collaboration with
Eletrobras Eletronuclear that began with the construction and the supply of
reactor services to the Angra 2 reactor*. The completion of Angra 3 confirms
Brazil’s engagement in an ambitious nuclear program and illustrates the
relevance of this energy source as a solution for sustainable economic
development,” said Luc Oursel, president and CEO of AREVA.
The Angra 3 design integrates the latest improvements made to reactors
currently in operation, especially in terms of safety, and responds to the
guidelines of the IAEA and the Brazilian nuclear safety authority’s
*Located at the Angra site are two pressurized water reactors: Angra 1, with
an output of 640 MWe, connected to the grid in 1985 and Angra 2, with an
output of 1,350 MWe, connected to the grid in 2001. The project to construct
Angra 3, a 1,350 MWe pressurized water reactor, was restarted by the Brazilian
government in 2006 to meet the country’s growing energy need and balance the
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