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Rosatom has started training Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP personnel

The project is being developed under a civil nuclear cooperation agreement signed between the countries in 2015, as part of which the Russia agreed to provide a $25 billion loan covering 85% of the total construction cost of the El Dabaa NPP

Rosatom has started training Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP personnel

St. Petersburg, September 14 - Neftegaz.RU. The El-Dabaa NPP will be the 1st nuclear power plant in Egypt.
In early September, the 1st groups of specialists from Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP began training at the Rosatom’s Technical Academy.

The training programme for the personnel of the NPP currently under construction in Egypt will be inaugurated with a 6-month Russian language course, which will have an enrollment of 465 Egyptian students.

After that, the Egyptian specialists will start their theoretical training course on the basis of a reference Rosatom NPP and will undergo practical training and internships at Leningrad NPP-2 and at other workplaces.

Rosatom will train about 1 700 specialists in the framework of this programme by 2028.
The programme will take place at both Rosatom Technical Academy in Russia and the Nuclear Power Plant Training Centre in Egypt.

Mohamed Ramadan, General Supervisor of El-Dabaa NPP Project Management, said at the grand opening of the training programme:
  • We are grateful to Rosatom for a unique and comprehensive proposal for the development of nuclear technologies in our country
  • We understand that the training of highly qualified specialists for the operation of 4 units with internships at an operational reference NPP requires a lot of resources
  • A step towards this cooperation was made more than 10 years ago, when the 1st group of Egyptian specialists came to study at Rosatom’s Technical Academy
Dmitry Pashevich, Rusatom Service’s 1st Deputy Director General said:
  • Today is a historic day for Egyptian students: they are connecting their lives with nuclear power, and for our part, we must do everything possible to help them achieve success
Grigory Sosnin, Director of the El-Dabaa NPP Construction Project of ASE noted:
  • This is a long-awaited event for us
  • The great Russian commander, Alexander Suvorov, said that learning is light and ignorance is darkness
  • Russia will become a 2nd home for Egyptian trainees and nuclear knowledge will bring light to your homes
According to the rector of Rosatom Technical Academy Yuri Seleznev, the St. Petersburg branch has made efforts to further equip its training facilities and modernise its IT infrastructure to improve the quality of training of personnel.
An analytical simulator is also expected to be commissioned at the training site by the end of the year.

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