ATMEA1 reactor pre-qualified in Argentina

17 July 2012

The national utility Nucleoeléctrica Argentina (NA-SA) has informed ATMEA that it had pre-qualified the ATMEA1 technology for the next Request For Proposals that will be issued for the construction of its fourth nuclear power plant. By pre-selecting the ATMEA1 technology, NA-SA acknowledges that the ATMEA1 reactor is a qualified design that could meet the most stringent safety requirements and fit needs of the NA-SA.

In 2006, Argentina announced the reactivation of a strategic plan for the country’s nuclear power sector, including the construction of a fourth nuclear reactor. The ATMEA1 reactor is a pressurized water reactor of 1,100 MWe, intended for any types of electrical networks and in particular for medium power grids. It was designed and developed by ATMEA, the 50/50 Joint Venture created in 2007 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and AREVA.

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