ENUSA Expands Its Cooperation Network To Brazil

ENUSA (ENS Corporate Member), pursuing the objectives established in its Strategic Plan, continues to carry out commercial diversification and internationalisation actions. Last week, ENUSA received a delegation from the company Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) at its facilities.

A new framework of collaboration was discussed between the two companies, and it includes:

  • Collaboration in the field of the uranium concentrates market, especially at a time when the market is under stress due to the Ukrainian crisis.
  • The development of passive environmental treatment solutions for soil remediation and environmental treatments such as those developed at the Saelices El Chico mine, which could be applied in the environmental restoration project INB is working on in Poços de Caldas (Minas Gérais).
  • The application of techniques for the characterisation and treatment of contaminated surfaces using drones.
  • The application of technologies and equipment for the automation of nuclear fuel handling and inspection processes at INB’s fuel fabrication line in Resende (Rio de Janeiro).

The INB delegation visited the ENUSA facilities in Juzbado, where the companies discussed aspects related to process automation, inspection, advances and updates in the equipment developed by ENUSA, and Saelices, where they visited the Tekura Project implementation sites.

Read the ENUSA Press Release.

Brazil has two operational nuclear plants, Angra-1 and Angra-2, which provide around 2.7% of its electricity production.

Last February, the Brazilian state-run power company Eletrobras signed a contract to restart the Angra-3 nuclear power plant project (a 1,245-MW Siemens/KWU PWR) in Rio de Janeiro state.

The country’s national energy plan until 2050 estimates an expansion of 8 to 10 GW of nuclear power.