Russia’s Rosatom is preparing to launch two tenders to implement the construction work of the Dabaa nuclear plant, according to Anatolos Kovatnov, the head of engineering work in the Dabaa nuclear project.
He added that the company expects a transition period which includes the provision of permits. The company has submitted all the documents required, and hopes to obtain the permits to establish the first unit of the Dabaa nuclear plant by 2020.
Furthermore, Kovatnov explained that Rosatom has signed contracts to implement nuclear plants with several countries for over $100bn. The most prominent projects currently under implementation are located in Egypt, Hungary, and Bangladesh.
Moreover, Kovatnov added that the construction work in the first nuclear reactor of a capacity of 1200MW will start in July 2020, and operation will start in 2026. As for the second reactor, its construction will start in January 2021, and operation will start in August 2026.
He further stated that the construction work of the third reactor of a capacity of 1200MW will start in January 2022, and operation will start in August 2027. In addition, the construction of the fourth reactor of a capacity of 1200MW will start in July 2022, and operation will start in February 2028.