Russia Signs Agreement To Build Up To Eight Reactors In Iran

Posted by NucNet on 14 November 2014 in NucNet

Plans & Construction

Russia and Iran signed an agreement for the construction of up to eight new nuclear reactor units in Iran, the country’s official Islamic Republic News Agency said.

IRNA said the head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, signed the agreement in Moscow with Sergei Kiriyenko, director-general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Rosatom said the agreement provides for the immediate construction of two new VVER reactors at the existing Bushehr nuclear site, with the possibility of two more units to follow. It also allows for four “similar units” at another site in Iran, although that site has not been named.

Full report in NucNet Database: News No. 355, 11 November 2014.