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Executives from Brazilian state-run power company Eletronuclear are due to visit China next month in an attempt to secure new investors in its stalled Angra 3 nuclear power project.
Interim Eletronuclear CEO Bruno Barretto said the trip would include talks with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), State Nuclear Power Technology Company (SNPTC), and several banks.
"This visit to China is the result of months of conversations," Barretto was quoted telling local media during an infrastructure investment event.
A snag in negotiations is a Brazilian law that prohibits the operation of nuclear power plants by private or foreign firms.
Construction work on the 1.35GW Angra 3 plant near Rio de Janeiro was halted late last year when contractors downed tools alleging they had not been paid. The project has also been a target of Brazil's sprawling Lava Jato corruption probe.
Originally slated to begin operating this year at a cost of 10bn reais (US$3bn), the project is now estimated to require 19.6bn reais and is not expected to come online until at least 2021.
Eletronuclear is a subsidiary of federal power holding company Eletrobras.