INAC in Brazil: ATMEA actively support expansion of Brazil’s Nuclear New Build Program

INAC in Brazil: ATMEA actively support expansion of Brazil’s Nuclear New Build Program

October 16, 2015

ATMEA - a joint-venture between AREVA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - together with EDF, AREVA, ENGIE, CEA, Andra and I2EN, and with the support of the French Embassy in Brazil, participated in the International Nuclear Atlantic Conference (INAC) in Sao Paulo from October 4-9, 2015.

 The 2015 edition focused on state policy to support the development of a sustainable nuclear program in Brazil. Several hundreds of participants, including vendors, utilities, government representatives, researchers and universities attended the event.

 During a half-day conference dedicated to France on the opening day, French industry players shared their extensive nuclear expertise and presented the 1,650 MWe EPR and 1,100 MWe ATMEA1 reactor technologies. In the presence of Mr. Damien Loras, French Consul of São Paulo, French representatives described how France built a nuclear industry of excellence, with the supporting of the French State.  

 Building on more than 40 years of partnership with the Brazilian energy sector, French companies are committed to supporting the Brazilian nuclear industry and its stakeholders for the long-term through the implementation of a viable business model for the construction of new nuclear power plants.

 Brazil has confirmed an ambitious nuclear program, announcing the construction of four nuclear power plants by 2030 and an additional four units by 2050, for a total of 15 GWe in operation by 2050.

 André Salgado, AREVA Brazil and South America’s representative said: Since the beginning of the year, AREVA and ATMEA have been engaged in supporting the development of Brazil’s nuclear new build program, notably with the organization of a Supplier Day event that brought together more than 70 Brazilian companies.  Our participation in the INAC conference, illustrates the commitment not just of AREVA and ATMEA but of the French nuclear industry as a whole."

 “Both France and Japan are willing to share their industrial expertise and experience to help ensure the success of the nuclear new build project in Brazil. To this end, ATMEA is committed to working together with Brazilian industry through mutually-beneficial partnerships," said Andreas Goebel, ATMEA President and CEO.

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