Rosatom ready to participate in construction of new land-based and floating nuclear power plant units in Brazil - Putin
MOSCOW. Feb 16 (Interfax) - Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to participate in the construction of new land-based and floating nuclear power plant units in Brazil, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference following talks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Rosatom exports fuel for Brazil's NPPs and radioisotopes for medical purposes. Furthermore, our corporation is ready to participate in construction of new power plant units in Brazil, including land-based and floating small NPPs, in which the company has amassed unique experience and technologies which have no counterparts elsewhere in the world," the Russian president said.
Brazil is interested in building small NPPs in the country, Bolsonaro said in turn following his talks with Putin.
"We are interested in small NPPs," he said.
In November 2021, Rosatom reported that it had discussed the prospects for expanding cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy with Brazil.
In September of the same year, Rosatom and Brazil's nuclear power plant operator Eletronuclear signed a memorandum of understanding during the IAEA General Conference.
The document envisages development of cooperation in areas such as construction and maintenance of large and small capacity nuclear power plants in Brazil, extension of service life and supply of fuel for existing nuclear power plants in the country, processing of nuclear materials, closure of the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management, implementation of joint projects in education and training, increasing public acceptance of nuclear energy and others.