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Russia and Brazil signed the document strengthening their cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy


On 16 September, 2015, within the VII session of the Intergovernmental Russian-Brazilian High Level Commission, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation "ROSATOM" and Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados (NUCLEP), the leading nuclear company in Brazil providing services in the heavy engineering.


From the Russian side the document was signed by Mr. Kirill Komarov, First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business of ROSATOM, and from the Brazilian side it was signed by Mr. Jaime Wallwitz Cardoso, President of Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados.


The Memorandum’s subject is the development of partnership between the parties not only in the nuclear power and electricity industry, like cooperation in possible construction of NPP in Brazil, but also about cooperation in wide range of other areas. Particularly, possible interaction in power-plant engineering, thermal power industry, petrochemical industry, shipbuilding, etc. are the other points of the Document.


The Memorandum aims at potential implementation of joint projects not only in Brazil, but also in other Latin American countries as its priority region. Realization of the Memorandum will be held with active support from "ROSATOM América Latina", ROSATOM's subsidiary.



Russian-Brazilian interaction in the nuclear energy is regulated by the Agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Federal Republic of Brazil   on cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy of 15 September 1994. On 21 July, 2009, Brazil and Russia signed the Memorandum of Understanding. 


In June, 2015 Rosatom International Network opened Rosatom’s office, ROSATOM América Latina, registered in Rio-de-Janeiro. The office is to be Rosatom’s headquarters in Latin America.


Rosatom International Network is Rosatom’s subsidiary established with the objective to set up and manage Rosatom’s global regional centers. The main goals of the company includes support to Rosatom’s division activities on foreign markets, search for new opportunities, promotion of products and services of the Russian nuclear enterprises on the global market.


Source: PR Department, Rosatom International Network