COUNTRY | Argentina
REGION | Americas
SECTOR | energy
SUB-SECTORS | energy generation
QII Principles | Principle 1 Sustainable Growth & Development, Principle 2 Economic Efficiency, Principle 3 Environmental Considerations, Principle 5 Social Considerations, Principle 6 Infrastructure Governance
QII Sub-Principles | 1: Paris Agreement, 1: Wider economic benefits, 2: Technological innovation, 3: Environmental Impact Assessment, 3: Emissions, 5: Job creation, 5: Capacity and institutional building, 6: Growth & development strategies, 6: Procurement transparency
Cost: 750 million us dollars
Size: 32 MWe
Brownfield or greenfield: GREENFIELD
Parties involved (public and private): CNEA (public), private only as suppliers and contractors.
Relevant contractual details (type (concssion, BOT, PPP etc.), length) Designed, constructed and financed with public resources.
Aim(s) of the project - why was the project initiated
- To qualify the whole concept in a small scale,
- To generate developing abilities within the CNEA, its associate companies and the private industry in Argentina (suppliers development),
- To repeat the success obtained with the Research Reactor exportation,
- To become a worldwide referent of the new generation of nuclear reactors,
- To commercially operate Argentinian nuclear power planta.
Key dates including procurement, construction, operations
The procurement and construction began on 2014 and will finish on 2024. The operation will begin on 2015 and the lifetime should be 60 traes.
Relevance to QII
As explain before on METRICS.
Expected and realised benefits (e.g. impact on GDP, jobs, connectivity, sustainability, inclusion and communities).
All the advances of the Project are reported monthly to the government through several numeric indicators. In a quarterly basis the ARN (Nuclear Regulatory Board of Argentina) receives a complete report in order to audit the Project.
Name of Institution
CNEA (NATIONAL ATOMIC AGENCY OF ARGENTINA)