News ID: 316307
Published: 0231 GMT September 14, 2021

AEOI chief visits projects at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Isfahan atomic site

AEOI chief visits projects at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Isfahan atomic site

National Desk

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) traveled to the southern province of Hormuzgan where he inspected new projects under construction at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.

Mohammad Eslami visited the second and third units of the facility on Tuesday and underlined the need to accelerate their construction, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The Bushehr plant started operating in 2011 and reached full capacity the following year, but Iran and Russia agreed to expand it.

They signed a number of documents in November 2014 for the construction of up to eight new nuclear power plants at the site and expand cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy, Press TV reported.

In November 2017, Iran began building two more nuclear reactors in a joint project with Russia’s Rosatom energy firm in Bushehr.

The country’s aim is to build 20,000 megawatts of nuclear power capacity to meet its growing electricity demand and save more oil for exports.

According to ISNA, Eslami and his entourage later flew to Isfahan to pay a visit to the nuclear facility in the central city.

He took a tour of various parts of the Isfahan nuclear site, including the zero-power reactor, the miniature neutron source reactor and the light water subcritical reactor.




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