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Iran and Russia launch next phase of construction of nuclear power reactor

  • 2 years ago (2019-11-11)
  • David Flin
Middle East 275 Nuclear 539

Iran and Russia have announced the start of a new phase of construction for a second reactor at Iran’s Bushehr site on the Gulf Coast. Ali Akbar Selehi, Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), and Alexander Lokshin, Deputy Head of Rosatom , launched the new stage at a ceremony to pour first concrete for the reactor base.

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The reactor is one of two officially under construction since 2017 at the Bushehr site. Salehi said: “In a long-term vision until 2027-2028, when these projects are finished, we will have 3000MW of nuclear generated electricity.”