Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

Tehran (IP) - The Deputy Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that efforts are being made to develop units 2 and 3 of the Bushehr nuclear facility to generate electricity.

Iran PressIran news: The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) is Iran’s first commercial nuclear reactor. In 1994, Tehran and Moscow signed an agreement to construct the VVER 1000MWe light-water reactor, and construction started the same year.

Mahmoud Jafari said on Thursday that negotiations were done with the Russian party to accelerate the establishment of units 2 and 3 of the Bushehr nuclear facility for putting the units in the power generation cycle of Iran. 

Unit 1 of the facility was launched in 2012. It generated total electricity of 50.170 million kWh until the first six months of 2021. Within the very six-month period, it also generated about 2.500 kWh of power. 

Jafari said the power plant used uranium instead of fossil fuel, which would lead to savings in the latter, and the reduction of environmental pollution. 

The official said the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is planned to generate 10,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity by the year 2044.


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