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Brazilian president inaugurates reactor assembly phase for nuclear submarine

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 22, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro inaugurated the assembly phase of a reactor developed for the country's first nuclear submarine, the Alvaro Alberto.
Jair Bolsonaro
President   Jair Bolsonaro
"We are proud to have this cutting-edge technology. We even have cutting-edge technology other countries do not have," Bolsonaro said during a visit to the navy's Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (Labgene) in the city of Ipero in southeast Sao Paulo state.

Topics: Brazil

The reactor, as well as turbo generators, electric motor and other systems, will be tested at the Labgene before being installed aboard the Alvaro Alberto submarine.

The reactor will be installed at the Itaguai Naval Complex in Rio de Janeiro state, where the country's four electro diesel submarines Angostura, Tonelero, Riachuelo and Humaita have been developed and built.