Angra 3 will be important in combating the energy crisis

By the end of this year, the Angra Eurobras NES consortium (composed of teams from Brazil, Belgium and Spain), which is the leader of Tractebel Engineering Ltda. and is also formed by Tractebel Engineering S.A. and International Grouped Entrepreneurs S.A., will present the technical evaluation report of all completed and pending construction of the Almirante Álvaro Alberto Nuclear Central unit (CNAAA).

Located in Angra dos Reis, its composition is made by the already in operation Angra 1 and 2 and by the in construction Angra 3. The power of the new plant will be 1,405 megawatts (MW) and its area corresponds to about ten football fields. It is expected to start at the end of 2026.

Cláudio Maia, president of Tractebel in Latin America, claimed that Angra 3 will be important to avoid the risk of a new blackout in the country. According to him, because it is a plant very close to the national consumer center, "it will have fundamental importance to mitigate future climate issues of drought, which put pressure on reservoirs."

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