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First power unit of Iran's Bushehr NPP reaches its design capacity — Putin

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First power unit of Iran's Bushehr NPP reaches its design capacity — Putin

The first unit of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, which was built with the participation of a Russian company, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, has reached its design capacity, President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced after a meeting with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

“The first unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, which was built by Rosatom, reached its design capacity, operates stably and generates electricity for Iranian economy. The documents for construction of the 2nd and 3rd power units of the station are being currently harmonized”, — Vladimir Putin said.

In September 2016, ASE group of companies and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran signed a protocol on the start of construction of the second phase of Bushehr-2 nuclear power plant. The second power unit will be built in the period from 2016 to 2024.

As a reference, NPP Bushehr-2 belongs to III+ generation of new types of nuclear power plants.

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