The construction of the El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Egypt is expected to begin in July 2022, Russian News Agency TASS reported on Tuesday.
On 3 January, a Zawya Projects report said Egypt is expected to receive international permission to construct El Dabaa NPP in the second half of 2022.
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The Egyptian authorities are set to do the initial concreting tentatively in July, the TASS report said, quoting Director General of Russia’s state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom Alexey Likhachev.
The report said the total cost of construction is $30 billion, with Russian loans covering 85 percent of the cost.
The El-Dabaa NPP, located in El-Dabaa City in the Governorate of Matrouh on the Mediterranean Sea, will be powered by four Russian-designed Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactors, each with a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts.
In August 2021, Zawya Projects had reported that Russia had started production of equipment for El-Dabaa NPP.
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