El-Dabaa NPP will be the 1st nuclear power plant in Egypt.
It will be built in El-Dabaa city, about 130 km northwest of Cairo.
The El-Dabaa NPP will consist of four 1200 MW-capacity power units, each equipped with a generation 3+ VVER-1200 reactor – the latest generation nuclear NPP technology – which has already been successfully implemented in 2 other countries.
Georgy Borisenko said:
- The El-Dabaa NPP project is the largest joint project between Moscow and Cairo;
- In importance, the implementation of this project is comparable to that of the Aswan Dam Hydroelectric Project, which was realised by our countries during the Soviet period;
- I am confident that the El-Dabaa NPP project will too be a successful demonstration of the highest professionalism by Russian and Egyptian specialists;
- The project will make a significant contribution to Egypt’s social and economic development, providing the country with clean and affordable energy for decades to come.
Amged El-Wakeel, in turn, greeted his Russian colleagues and said:
- The construction of the El-Dabaa NPP is one of the most ambitious projects currently being implemented in Egypt;
- It is the realisation of the dream of a peaceful nuclear programme that the Egyptian people have cradled since the 20th century;
- It was crucial for us to choose a reliable partner with a proven track record, and we are glad to have found such a partner in Russia;
- We are convinced that advanced Russian technologies, coupled with the Egyptian sense of diligence, will be key to the success of this grandiose project.
The construction of the NPP is being carried out in accordance with the suite of contracts that entered into force on the 11th December 2017.
The contracts stipulate that the Russian side will not only build the station, but will also supply Russian nuclear fuel for the NPP’s entire life cycle.
They will also assist Egyptian partners in training personnel and NPP maintenance for the 1st 10 years of the Plant’s operation.