-- -- -- -- CAIRO - 8 August 2022: Head of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plants Authority, Amjad Al-Wakeel, revealed that according to the agreed timetable for the Dabaa nuclear plant project, concrete will be poured for the second reactor with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts in November.
He stressed that concrete will be poured for the remaining two reactors with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts for each reactor, successively.
Al-Wakeel added that the first nuclear reactor with a capacity of 1200 megawatts will be operated to generate electricity according to the timetable of the commercial project, in 2028.
He further pointed out that the rest of the reactors will be operated successively, in order to be operated at full capacity in 2030. The total capacities generated from nuclear energy on the national electricity grid then will be 4800 megawatts.
Al-Wakeel added that the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant with a capacity of 4,800 megawatts is considered environmentally friendly and enjoys the highest standards of nuclear safety.
The project won the second best project in the world, adding that the government agreement between Egypt and Russia represented by the Russian company Rosatom provides for the establishment of the reactors of the nuclear plant are of the third generation, and this generation contains a simple and reliable design, and is resistant to operator error "the human factor".