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Brazil's Angra III nuclear project to be auctioned by 2018

Staff Writer | March 22, 2017
Brazil's government wants to auction the Angra III nuclear plant project by 2018, its deputy energy minister said, adding that Russian and Chinese investors are interested in finishing it.
Angra III
Nuclear energy   To be completed by 2023
The deputy minister, Paulo Pedrosa, expects Angra III to be completed by 2023. He also announced that the government has decided to retake Cia Energética de Minas Gerais's power dams and put them up for auction. The contracts on the dams expired in 2015.

Angra Nuclear Power Plant is is located at the Central Nuclear Almirante Álvaro Alberto (CNAngra III) on the Itaorna Beach in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It consists of two Pressurized water reactors, Angra I, with a net output of 637 MWe, first connected to the power grid in 1985 and Angra II, with a net output of 1,350 MWe, connected in 2000.

Work on a third reactor, Angra III, with a projected output of 1,405 MWe, began in 1984 but was halted in 1986. Work started again on 1 June 2010 for entry into service in 2015 and later delayed to 2018.