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Russia Interested in Construction of Angra 3 Nuclear Power Plant

09/22/2017 - 11h23

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ISABEL FLECK
SPECIAL ENVOY TO NEW YORK

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, told his Brazilian counterpart, Aloysio Nunes, at a meeting in New York, on Thursday (21), that Russia is interested in participating in the construction of Angra 3 nuclear power plant, in Rio de Janeiro.

"Russia is interested in participating in our Angra 3 nuclear program," the Brazilian Minister told reporters after the meeting.

"There is a chance Angra 3 project will be resumed and Russia has the technology for that. A Russian company showed interest in participating in the completion of Angra 3 construction."

The company is the state-owned giant Rosatom, responsible for the production of 40% of world's enriched uranium.

The construction of the nuclear power plant was abandoned at the end of 2015, after contractors withdrawn from their contracts and due to the lack of funds of Eletronuclear, a subsidiary of Eletrobras, responsible for the plant. The plant is 60% complete.

Lavrov and Nunes also discussed the interest of Russian companies in Brazilian pre-salt bidding rounds.

According to the Minister, the chairman of a Russian government security commission will visit Brazil to address issues such as security, cyber security and the exchange of information on terrorism.

Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA

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The nuclear power plant Angra 3 is 60% complete
The nuclear power plant Angra 3 is 60% complete

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