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Rosatom gave start of work at the foundation pit of Phase 2 of «Bushehr» NPP

Rosatom gave start of work at the foundation pit of Phase 2 of «Bushehr» NPP

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Photo: iranobserver.org

Date : Nov 01, 2017 02:46 AM

Iran and Russia strengthen cooperation in nuclear industry

On the 31st of October 2017, in the Bushehr Province (Iran) the work commissioning ceremony at the main building of power unit No. 2 of Bushehr NPP (Bushehr-2 project) was held. The ceremony was opened by Director General of ROSATOM Alexei Likhachev and Vice President of Iran and President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi. «Bushehr-2» starts with the foundation pit.

Two power units of 2,100 MW will be constructed to the Russian design as Phase 2 near Bushehr-1 which is in operation. The Russian power units VVER-1000 are the reference project of Generation III+ which meets the most stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements. Bushehr Phase 2 is carried out at the expense of the Iranian side. The General Contractor is ASE (Atomstroyexport) which is part of ROSATOM. In 2018, it is planned to build a pit for Unit 3 and for 2019 the first concrete to be poured in Unit 2.

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