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The Angra nuclear power station in Brazil. Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Brazil’s state-run power company Eletronuclear to conduct engineering analysis critical to the safety, reliability and long-term life of the Angra-1 nuclear power plant.

The company said the contract supports Eletronuclear’s long-term operations programme designed to enable continued operations at Angra-1 until the end of 2044. The current operating licence is valid through December 2024.

The LTO programme at Angra-1 includes engineering assessments, system testing and plant system upgrades, to be implemented in several stages by 2030.

The contract follows a letter of intent signed between Westinghouse and Eletronuclear in February to help extend the life of the plant.

Date: Wednesday, 07 October 2020
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