AREVA has signed a contract worth EUR 1.25 billion 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.
The project to construct Angra 3, a 1,405 MWe pressurized water reactor, was restarted by the Brazilian government in 2006 to meet the country's growing energy need and balance the energy mix.
AREVA's collaboration with Eletrobras Eletronuclear began with the construction and the supply of reactor services to the Angra 2 reactor.
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 post- Fukushima standards.
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.