Russian Rosatom launched construction of Bushehr 2 NPP in Iran

Russian Rosatom launched construction of Bushehr 2 NPP in Iran
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The Russian state atomic corporation Rosatom has launched building activities within the framework of a project for the construction of power units No. 2 and No. 3 at the Bushehr 2 NPP in Iran, Mehr reports.

Addressing the 62nd session of the General Conference of the IAEA held in Vienna, Director General of Rosatom, Alexey Likhachev, announced the technical measures on the construction of the nuclear power plant in Iran.

Earlier, Rosatom unveiled the estimated cost of the Bushehr 2 nuclear power plant construction — about $10 billion. The launch of the second and third power units of the NPP is planned for 2024 and 2026 respectively. Intermediate acceptance of the second power unit by the Iranian customer is expected in August 2025, while that of the third unit is scheduled for February 2027.

Four years ago, the Russian nuclear state corporation completed the construction of the first power unit of the Bushehr 2 NPP, which generates 1,000 MW per year, as well as signed a contract with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for the construction of the second and third power units.

In November 2014, Atomstroyexport (ASE), a subsidiary of Rosatom and general contractor for the project in the Iranian city of Bushehr, and Iran's nuclear energy production and development company (NPPD) signed a contract for the turnkey power construction of the power units in Bushehr. Two units with VVER-1000 reactors will be built with the use of the Generation 3+ technology, including the newest security functions.