Atucha I Nuclear Power Plant, President Juan Domingo Perón, began its construction in June 1968 and became the first nuclear power plant in Latin America. It was connected to the National Electric System on March 19, 1974 and began its commercial production on June 24 of that same year.

Atucha I is located on the right bank of the Paraná de las Palmas River, 100 km from the city of Buenos Aires in the town of Lima, Zárate District.

Its current gross electrical power is 362 megawatts of electricity.

Although it is the first Argentine power station, all its safety systems have been updated and comply with local and international requirements. Since 2008 to date, Nucleoeléctrica has been executing Atucha I Life Extension Project; the completion of this project will allow its operation to be extended for an additional twenty-four years at full power.

informacion tecnica atucha 1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

. Type of reactor: SIEMENS pressure vessel.
. Thermal Power: 1.179 MWt
. Gross Electric Power: 362 MWe
. Moderator and Coolant: Heavy Water (D20)
. Fuel: Slightly enriched Uranium (0.85%)

HISTORY

1968

On June 1, 1968, the construction of Atucha I Nuclear Power Plant, a pioneer in Latin America, began.
 

1968 atucha 1


1974

It was connected to the National Electric System on March 19, 1974, and began its commercial production on June 24 that year, becoming the first nuclear power plant in Latin America.

1974 atucha 1


2007

During 2007, with a load factor of 93.10%, it exceeded its best percentage record obtained in the 1997 generation period with 92.91%.

2007 atucha 1

How does it work

CONTACT

Libertador Headquarters (legal address)
Av. Del Libertador 8250 PB Office 116, CABA.
TEL: +54 11 5129 3400
+54 11 5129 3500

Nodus Headquarters
Francisco Narciso de Laprida 3163, Villa Martelli, Province of Buenos Aires
TEL: +54 11 5129 3400

ATUCHA I-II Nuclear Power Plant
Nº Km 103,5, RN9, City of Lima, Zárate, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
TEL / FAX: +54 03487 480677/011 5129 5600/5700

EMBALSE Nuclear Power Plant
Provincial Route E61, Camino La Cruz, Embalse, Córdoba, Argentina
TEL / FAX: +54 03 571 486000

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