Nuclear power plant construction in Egypt

The construction of Egypt's first Al Dabaa nuclear power plant with the participation of Russia's Rosatom state corporation will start around June 2020, after all the necessary documents are obtained, said the president of the Egyptian authority for nuclear power plants, Amgad Wakeel.

"The first preparatory phase that began in December 2017 and is being implemented now will take approximately two and a half years," Sada El Balad told the newspaper.

He specified that in this period Rosatom plans to receive all the necessary permits and licenses, will also finish the construction of the infrastructure.
According to Al Wakeel, the second stage foresees the construction of reactors and will last about five and a half years.

He added that the same stage also provides for the training of personnel for the plant.

The last stage, the third, will take a year and will include the granting of the license for the launch of the plant and all the start-up works.

The contracts for the construction of Al Dabaa came into force on December 11, 2017, after the director of Rosatom, Alexéi Lijachov, and the Egyptian Minister of Electric Power and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, signed the corresponding minutes in the presence of the leaders of Russia and Egypt, Vladimir Putin and Abdelfatah Sisi.
The plant will have four VVER-1200 pressurized water nuclear reactors, each with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts, which enjoy greater safety and improved economic and technical parameters.

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