The head of Rosatom: Russia and Iran agree on the date of commencement of the project “Bushehr-2”

The head of Rosatom: Russia and Iran agree on the date of commencement of the project “Bushehr-2”


SAROV, February 19. Construction work at the site of Bushehr in Iran on construction of two more nuclear power units will begin soon, said, answering a question, the head of “Rosatom” Sergey Kiriyenko.

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“We are now with our Iranian colleagues agree the date of the commencement of works, in principle, everything is ready, completes the assessment of seismic conditions,” – said Kiriyenko.

The head of Rosatom reminded that Russia and Iran signed the “intergovernmental agreement” that involves the construction of three nuclear power units at the site of the Bushehr NPP construction on a new site. “We have an intergovernmental agreement to eight units, the contract has two, so in principle all agreed,” he said.

A few years ago, Russia completed the construction and put into operation the first unit of NPP “Bushehr”.

As previously reported, work on the construction site of new nuclear power units in Iran, was scheduled to begin in March. Total investment in the project is estimated at $11 billion.

At the beginning of February this year, a source familiar with the negotiations, said that Russia may participate in the financing of the construction, highlighting a credit line for the project. It was assumed that the financing of the construction of two new nuclear power units will be carried out at the expense of Iran.