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Construction Work Stops at Carem 25 SMR at Atucha Nuclear Power Plant in Argentina

Power News - Published on Mon, 18 Nov 2019

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Techint Engineering & Construction, citing late payment from the government, design changes and late delivery of technical documentation, has halted work on a pioneering small modular reactor facility in Argentina. Techint temporarily suspended 270 people carrying out civil engineering work on the Carem 25 small modular reactor at the Atucha nuclear power plant. Techint had repeatedly asked Argentina’s National Atomic Energy Commission to take urgent measures to mitigate the project’s serious financial breakdown, but that they had not received a response.

Carem 25 is a simplified pressurised water reactor, and the Atucha project was one of the first in the world to try to bring an SMR online. If successful, the scheme was to have been followed by a second 100-200MW reactor in Formosa Province. The project was to take up 14 ha of the Atucha nuclear plant, and accommodate a 25MW prototype SMR. Works included the containment vessel, the control room and the plant rooms for the facility’s operating systems.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Nov 2019
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