Rosatom begins construction of Egypt's 4.8GW nuclear power plant
- This is Egypt's first nuclear power project, which will improve Egypt's energy shortage after completion
Russian nuclear power company Rosatom has obtained a license from the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiation Regulatory Authority to build the first unit of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant, which will be built in the city of El Dabaa on the Mediterranean coast and will be equipped with four power generating units, each generating electricity The unit has a capacity of 1.2GW. In 2021, the Russian nuclear energy company submitted the project documents needed to obtain a license to build four generating units at the El-Dabaa nuclear facility.
The permit, along with excavation work on site, will enable Rosatom to initiate major construction work on the site of the nuclear power plant. Dr. Amged El-Wakeel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Authority, said that today, we received a license to build the first unit of Egypt's first nuclear power plant. After more than 70 years of waiting for this dream to come true, Egypt, our inscribed gold, has joined the ranks of nations building nuclear power plants. Once completed, it will be Egypt's first nuclear power plant.
The nuclear facility will be built under a contract effective December 11, 2017. Under the contract, Rosatom will be responsible for providing nuclear fuel throughout the plant's life cycle. It will also provide staff training and provide operational and service support for the first ten years of its operation. In a separate agreement, Rosatom also agreed to build a special storage facility and will provide containers for the storage of spent nuclear fuel. Keywords: engineering news, overseas news
Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev said that obtaining the construction permit for Unit 1 was an important moment, paving the way for the start of full-scale construction of the first nuclear power plant in Egypt. Rosatom will build a reliable, state-of-the-art NPP with a reactor based on the innovative third-generation+ design of the Russian VVER-1200. It meets the highest safety standards in the world and operates successfully in Russia. El-Dabaa NPP will be the first nuclear power plant of this generation on the African continent. It will further secure the country's regional technological leadership. In July, Rosatom signed an agreement with the Republic of Sakha to promote nuclear power projects.Editor/XingWentao
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