Egypt NPPA Sends El Dabaa NPP Construction Licenses to ENRRA
Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt handed over the licensing documentation for Units 1 and 2 of El Dabaa NPP construction to Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulation Authority. This marked an important milestone in the implementation of El Dabaa NPP Project in the path forward to issue the construction permit for first two units. Once the permit is obtained Parties will be able to start full-scale construction.
The El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant will be the first nuclear power plant in Egypt. It will be built in El-Dabaa city in the Governorate of Matrouh on the coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea. The El Dabaa NPP will comprise four units each of them has a capacity of 1200 MW, equipped with a Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactor, considered to be the latest technology for nuclear power plants and which has already been successfully implemented in two other countries. There are four units operating in Russia equipped with Generation III+ reactors, two of them are at at Leningrad nuclear power plant and the other at Novovoronezh nuclear power plant. Outside of Russia, one VVER-1200 reactor equipped power unit at Belarus nuclear power plant was connected to the grid in November 2020.
The construction of the Nuclear Power Plant is being carried out in accordance with the suite of contracts that entered into force on 11 December 2017. According to the underlying contractual obligations, the Russian Party will not only build the nuclear power plant, but will also supply nuclear fuel throughout the lifecycle of the Nuclear Power Plant. The Russian Party will also arrange for the training of the Egyptian personnel and will assist the Egyptian Party in the operation and maintenance of the Nuclear Power Plant for the first 10 years of its operation. In addition, the Russian Party will build a storage facility for storing spent nuclear fuel.