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Brazil acquires equipment for its nuclear sub programme

24 October 2019
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The Brazilian state-controlled company Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados (NUCLEP) was awarded a contract earlier this month by another local state-controlled company, Amazônia Azul Tecnologias de Defesa (AMAZUL), to manufacture equipment for the onshore 48 MW nuclear power plant pressurised water reactor prototype.

AMAZUL ordered the pressure cylinder, internal containment structures, and a primary reinforced tank from NUCLEP on 11 October.

The Electronuclear Energy Generation Laboratory (LABGENE), which is being built at the Brazilian Navy Technological Center in São Paulo (CTMSP) facilities at Iperó in the state of São Paulo as part of the Navy Nuclear Program (PNM), is intended to serve as a test bed for developing the nuclear propulsion for the Brazilian Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine SN Álvaro Alberto .

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