Brazil construction firms leaving nuclear power consortium -Eletrobras

miércoles 2 de septiembre de 2015 18:12 GYT

SAO PAULO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run utility Eletrobras said on Wednesday that construction firms including Odebrecht SA, Andrade Gutierrez, Techint Engenharia, and Queiroz Galvao were leaving the consortium building the Angra 3 power plant near Rio de Janeiro.

As a result, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, as Eletrobras is formally known, said its nuclear-power unit Eletronuclear was suspending its contract with the consortium for 60 days.

Prosecutors on Tuesday presented formal charges against the former CEO of Eletronuclear, who was detained in late July, as bid-rigging and bribery scandal at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA spreads to Eletrobras. (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer and Guillermo Parra Bernal; Editing by David Gregorio)