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Nuclear 'gaining traction' as option in many African countries, says IAEA

Nuclear 'gaining traction' as option in many African countries, says IAEA

Discussions with ministers from several African countries have been held at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference about nuclear power's potential role in helping economic development and water supply while also mitigating climate change as it provides clean and reliable energy.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


Contract signed for El Dabaa turbine islands

Contract signed for El Dabaa turbine islands

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power will construct some 80 buildings and structures at the four units of Egypt's first nuclear power plant as well as procuring and supplying equipment and materials for the turbine islands under a contract it has signed with Rosatom subsidiary Atomstroyexport.

New Nuclear 26 August 2022


Construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant under way

Construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant under way

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt. It marks the official start of construction of the first of four Russian-supplied VVER-1200 reactors at the site on the country's Mediterranean coast.

New Nuclear 20 July 2022


Construction permit issued for first Egyptian unit

Construction permit issued for first Egyptian unit

The Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority has issued a construction licence to the Nuclear Power Plants Authority for unit 1 of the planned four-unit El Dabaa nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 30 June 2022


Applications made to build El Dabaa units 3 and 4

Applications made to build El Dabaa units 3 and 4

Egypt's El Dabaa nuclear power project has moved forward with the application for construction licences for units 3 and 4. The application follows six months after the same step for units 1 and 2.

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


KHNP named as sole bidder for portion of El Dabaa equipment and materials

KHNP named as sole bidder for portion of El Dabaa equipment and materials

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has pre-authorised Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power as the sole bidder for a contract for the procurement of certain equipment and materials, and the construction of the main and auxiliary buildings and structures of the turbine islands of units 1-4 of the El Dabaa in Egypt by AtomStroyExport. Turbine hall equipment for the plant is to be supplied by AAEM LLC, a joint venture of Atomenergomash and General Electric.

Corporate 04 January 2022


Egyptian-Russian officials inspect El Dabaa plant site

Egyptian-Russian officials inspect El Dabaa plant site

A high-level Egyptian-Russian delegation last week paid a working visit to the construction site of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. The delegation on 15 July was led by Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt Mohamed Shaker and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov. It followed Rosatom's announcement on 1 July that the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of what will be Egypt's first nuclear power plant. Rosatom said that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

New Nuclear 19 July 2021


El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

The Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. Russia's Rosatom said today that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Petrojet - an Egyptian petroleum sector company - is boosting cooperation with South Korean companies including Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Kepco E&C, Hyundai E&C and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to participate in Egypt's first nuclear power plant project. The El Dabaa plant is to be built by Russia's JSC Atomstroyexport as the general contractor for the project. Petrojet Chairman Waleed Lotfy signed a teaming agreement with representatives of the South Korean companies, who visited Petrojet's headquarters in Cairo on 16 March.

Corporate 17 March 2021


El Dabaa NPP as significant as Aswan High Dam, says Russian ambassador

El Dabaa NPP as significant as Aswan High Dam, says Russian ambassador

The importance of Egypt's first nuclear power plant is comparable to that of the Aswan High Dam, Russia’s Ambassador to Egypt Georgy Borisenko said this week. Built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970, the world's biggest embankment dam was designed by the Moscow-based Hydroproject Institute. Borisenko made the comparison during a visit to the El Dabaa plant's construction site, together with the chairman of Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority, Amged El-Wakeel.

New Nuclear 11 March 2021