Angra 2 is a 1,350MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Angra Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Jan, 1976. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Jul, 2000. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Feb, 2001. Buy the profile here.

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Angra 2 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Eletrobras Termonuclear and Framatome, are the main contractors for the project.

The 1,350MW reactor is owned and operated by Eletrobras Termonuclear. The company has a stake of 100%.

The PWR reactor generates 9,012.51GWh/annum of electricity. It features 193 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Jan, 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Feb, 2001.

Contractors involved

Siemens was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Eletrobras Termonuclear was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Siemens AG and Framatome. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Gutehoffnunsghutte (GHH). The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (20MnMoNi55). The civil works were carried out by Odebrecht.

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About Eletrobras Termonuclear

Eletrobras Termonuclear SA (Eletronuclear), a subsidiary of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A., is a nuclear power generation company that builds, operates, and maintains thermal and nuclear power plants. The company uses PWR type pressurized water reactor technology in its nuclear power plants to generate thermal and nuclear power. It provides management and storage of nuclear and radioactive waste management services. Electronuclear operates simulator training center in the Mambucaba residential village. The company provides various services in the generation of nuclear power in Brazil. It generates electricity and supplies the power to the main centers of the country. Eletronuclear is headquartered in Centro, Brazil.

About Framatome

Framatome SAS (Framatome), a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA, designs and supplies nuclear equipment and steam supply systems. The company manufactures components, fuel assemblies, instrumentation, and control systems for nuclear power plants. It provides engineering and design, instrumentation and control, licensing and commissioning project management, plant performance, fuel services, aging, and asset management services. Framatome also offers outage services maintenance, components repair and replacement, and other related services. The company’s project portfolio includes Flamanville 3, Taishan 1 & 2, and Hinkley Point C. It serves defense, medical, healthcare, and other sectors. The company has operations in France, Germany, China, and the US. Framatome is headquartered in Ile-de-France, France.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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