Tecna wins contract for nuclear power project in Argentina

WCN Editorial Team 22 Aug 2016 SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Tecna, a subsidiary of Isolux Corsan, has secured an EPC contract from Argentina’s Comision Nacional de Energia Atómica (CNEA) for the balance of plant of the CAREM 25 nuclear power plant project in Argentina.

The company’s scope of work include design, engineering, manufacture, supply, transportation, construction, installation, commissioning and testing up to commercial licensing of all facilities, equipment and systems of the balance of plant.

The CAREM 25 project includes the construction of a prototype nuclear power plant with an electrical output of around 33 MWe. The reactor will be located next to the nuclear power plants Atucha I and II in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tecna will be responsible for the complete secondary and tertiary systems, including the thermal cycle, steam piping, turbogenerator, condenser, pumps, along with all associated components and systems on the conventional side, to provide power to the grid.

Siemens will receive the subcontract for supply of the turbogenerator, condenser and control system.

Previously, Tecna also secured a contract to supply detailed engineering design for the safety-related systems within the reactor building of the CAREM project. The company’s involvement in the project is worth more than €105m.

Tecna has been engaged in the engineering of all previous nuclear plants in Argentina.

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