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    World Nuclear Association: Start of construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant


    July 28, 2022 - Contify Energy News

     

      Construction started on unit 1 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt. Reacting to the start of construction, Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association, said, "This is a very important milestone in Egypt's path to meeting its energy needs with affordable 24/7 low-carbon nuclear generation. Once it starts operating, Egypt will become the second African nation to join the global nuclear energy family".

      Key Highlight:

      * When complete the four-unit plant will have a capacity of 4,800 MWe and produce enough electricity to meet 20% of Egypt's current demand.

      Original Press Release:

      July 20 -- World Nuclear Association issued the following news release:

      Construction started today on unit 1 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt. Reacting to the start of construction, Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association, said,

      "This is a very important milestone in Egypt's path to meeting its energy needs with affordable 24/7 low-carbon nuclear generation. Once it starts operating, Egypt will become the second African nation to join the global nuclear energy family"

      When complete the four-unit plant will have a capacity of 4,800 MWe and produce enough electricity to meet 20% of Egypt's current demand.

      Sama Bilbao y León said, "As the host of the COP27 UN climate change conference later this year, the government of Egypt is setting a commendable example by choosing to invest in nuclear energy as low carbon infrastructure. As well as supplying clean electricity, El Dabaa will also support thousands of high-skilled jobs during construction and for 60 years of operation, and will catalyse investment in local economies."

      Source: World Nuclear Association

      [Category: Power, Power Generation, Nuclear Power, Business Expansion, ESG]

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