The first tier of the inner containment has been installed into the design position in the reactor building at the first power unit of the El-Dabaa NPP (Egypt)

Board Chairman of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt and First Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy of ROSATOM checked the progress of the project work.

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, the senior management of the El-Dabaa NPP construction project led by Dr. Amged El-Wakeel, Board Chairman of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Mr. Andrey Petrov, the First Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy of ROSATOM – ASE JSC President, undertook a working visit to the NPP site as part of the implementation of the El-Dabaa NPP construction project.  

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The visit took place to check the progress of the project work in the wake of the fact that the first tier of the inner containment has been installed into the design position in the reactor building at the first power unit of the El-Dabaa NPP The work was conducted  by ASE JSC specialists, the project’s general contractor, under the supervision of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority; the completion of the work was marked by the achievement of one of this year’s key milestones at the first power unit.

“We come regularly to check the progress of work at the El-Dabaa NPP construction site, and today’s visit paid by Mr. Andrey Petrov and the Egyptian and Russian sides’ leaders is confined to one of this year’s major events, i.e. completion of the installation of the first tier of the inner containment into its design position in the reactor building of the first power unit. Many other key events are scheduled for the current year, that began with a ceremony of the first concreting at Unit 4 and laying a memorial stone for the project in January. The event was attended by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, who watched the ceremony via videoconference. The participation of the two presidents provided a telling evidence of the support lent by both countries’ political leaders to the largest national El Dabaa NPP construction project which is the most audacious challenge of this century,” said Prof. Dr. Amged El-Wakeel.

“We have recovered momentum in 2023 and I have no doubt that it will only mount this year. Right now, the work is underway at the site at more than 130 facilities. More than 20,000 people are working at the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant construction site. It is a great pleasure to acknowledge the close interface between the Russian and Egyptian sides, and it is hardly possible to talk about the successful implementation of the project, if not for this interaction. There is no doubt that owing to such a high level of cooperation, we will be able to achieve Egypt’s long-nurtured dream of building the most up-to-date and safe nuclear power plant in the world,” Mr. Andrey Petrov pointed out.


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