French utility company EDF and Brazilian state power company Eletrobras signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in nuclear power in Brazil, according to Eletrobras on Wednesday.
In line with the three-year-long agreement, both companies and Eletrobras Eletronuclear, a subsidiary of Eletrobras, will study opportunities to collaborate for the conclusion of the Angra 3 nuclear plant and the development of new nuclear power plants in Brazil.
EDF will also be able to help maintenance and training in the Angra 1 and Angra 2 plants.
The activities to be carried out under the agreement will be made through specific contracts, which will be defined later.
Brazil has two nuclear reactors generating about 3 percent of its electricity, with total installed 1,884 megawatts of capacity, according to the World Nuclear Association (WNA).
The country's first commercial nuclear power reactor began operating in 1982.
By Huseyin Erdogan