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ASE President and NPPA Board Chairman visit the El-Dabaa NPP construction site

The power plant will consist of 4 VVER-1200 nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 4.8GW, which is expected to account for up to 50% of Egypt’s power generation capacity

ASE President and NPPA Board Chairman visit the El-Dabaa NPP construction site

Cairo, April 18 - Neftegaz.RU. 1st Deputy General Director for Nuclear Energy of ROSATOM - President of ASE Alexander Lokshin and Board Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA) Amged El-Wakeel visited the construction site of the El-Dabaa NPP (Egypt).

Delegation visited the NPP construction site and examined preparation of the pits of power units 1 and 2, the facilities of the construction base and the concrete-mix unit.
Alexander Lokshin said:
  • We went through the current activities with our Egyptian partners and outlined further steps towards the implementation of the tasks set
  • A good pace of work has been set, we expect that a permit for construction will be obtained this summer and work of the main period of NPP construction will start
  • For us, this is the key event of the year hence it is being prepared meticulously
The foundation pit of unit №1 is fully ready for the start of work on the arrangement of concrete preparation for the buildings of the nuclear island, which will begin in the near future.

These activities are a prerequisite for the 1st concrete pouring, i.e. pouring concrete into the base of power unit №1.
In addition, preparatory work continues on the site: construction of infrastructure facilities and a docking facility which will receive large and heavy equipment are also underway.

Amged El-Wakeel said:
  • The construction of the El-Dabaa NPP is the embodiment of the long-standing dream of the Egyptian people about peaceful nuclear energy
  • We are seeing positive dynamics in the implementation of the project
  • We are confident that the Egyptian-Russian team will be able to cope with all the tasks set
El-Dabaa NPP will be the 1st nuclear power plant in Egypt.
The project is expected to boost Egyptian economy and industrial development by creating up to 50 000 jobs.
The design lifetime of the plant will be 60 years.

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