Construction Begins on Bushehr-2 Nuclear Power Plant

March 14, 2017 saw the start of works at the Bushehr-2 Nuclear Power Plant.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Principal – Nuclear Power Production & Development Co. of Iran (NPPD), namely: Mr. Jafari, Bushehr NPP Project Manager, Mr. H. Ghaffari, BNPP Operating Co. Managing Director, Mr. A.R. Moradian, OCE Co. Managing Director – Principal’s General Counsel, representatives of the Bushehr Province Mejlis, and other public officials.

The Russian General Contractor via ASE JSC as part of the ROSATOM Engineering Division was represented by CEOs and experts of ASE JSC Representative office in Iran headed by Suren Ambartsumyan, Director for Bushehr NPP Construction.

In opinion of Suren Ambartsumyan, the process of Bushehr-1 NPP construction contributed to building of a competent team of Russian and Iranian engineering experts that can efficiently handle complex engineering tasks and emergency situations by choosing and implementing the best solutions. The tremendous potential of the Iranian specialists will be involved in the process of Bushehr-2 NPP construction.

S. Ambartsumyan voiced his confidence that the teams of Russian and Iranian experts would meet the challenges and guarantee high quality and time standards of the NPP construction.

In November 2014, Nuclear Power Production and Development Company of Iran (NPPD) and ASE JSC signed the turnkey EPC contract for construction of WWER-1000 power units 2&3 for Bushehr-2 NPP. The cumulative capacity of 2 units is 2,1 K MWe. The General Contractor is presented by ASE JSC.

The new NPP construction deadlines are to be met in 2024 (Unit 2) and in 2026 (Unit 3), correspondingly. The Bushehr-2 NPP project is based on the recent III+ NPP modification that implements unique state-of-the-art engineering solutions and a new safety concept. As of today, the first three plots of the site have been set up for the beginning of the following works: excavation of man-induced soils, dismantlement of present structures, vertical levelling.

(Source: Rosatom)

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