Recently, a high-level Egyptian-Russian delegation led by Mohamed Shaker and Alexey Likhachov, the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt and Rosatom Director General respectively, paid a working visit to the construction site of the proposed El Dabaa nuclear power plant.
This comes barely two weeks after Rosatom’s announcement that the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) of Egypt had applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of what will be the North African country’s first nuclear power plant.
Working on the project as a single unit
“The teams are working on the project as a single unit, setting ambitious goals and making every effort to achieve them. Such coordinated work culminated in perhaps the most important event in the current stage of the project,” said Likhachov.
“We have observed the positive dynamics in the implementation of the project. The systematic approach to the Egyptian nuclear dream is taking shape with the full support of the political leadership in the country,” said the Shaker adding that the Egyptian-Russian team of professionals will be able to cope with any challenges they face no matter how complex they are.
Alexander Lokshin, Rosatom’s first deputy director-general and president of JSC ASE said that the visit was “productive and intense” and that “it was possible to check the clock with our Egyptian partners and outline the further steps towards the implementation of the project”.
Inspecting port facilities planned to be used to transport heavy equipment for the reactor units
Along with visiting the El Dabaa nuclear power plant construction site, the delegation also inspected the port facilities that are planned to be used for the transportation of heavy equipment for the reactor units.
The Rosatom officials also assessed the development of the “social infrastructure” necessary to support the project.