BREAKING NEWS: Russian state nuclear company Rosatom begins construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant

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BREAKING NEWS: Russian state nuclear company Rosatom begins construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant

Russian state nuclear company Rosatom began construction of Egypt’s El-Dabaa nuclear power plant, as reported on Wednesday July 20.

The news of the start of the construction of the first Egyptian nuclear power plant by Rosatom in Russia was reported by an official working in the public company according to CASS.

“We have started (the construction of a nuclear power plant in Egypt),” the official said.

The El-Dabaa nuclear power plant will be Rosatom’s first major project in Africa, as well as the first nuclear power plant in Egypt.

Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the nuclear power plant is expected to be built in the city of El-Dabaa in the governorate of Matrouh.

The plant will consist of four units, with a capacity of 1200 MW, equipped with a Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactor.

The technology is said to be the latest in nuclear power plant technology, having been used successfully in other countries.

The total cost of building the plant would be $30 billion. Egypt will benefit from a $25 billion government export loan that will cover 85% of the work.

The remaining expenses should be paid by the Egyptian side using private investors.

The news was also shared on Twitter:

Credit: Twitter @khalediskef

Credit: Twitter @Sentletse @Sephofane1

The news follows reports from the US Institute for War Studies (ISW) claiming that Russia is using a nuclear threat in an effort to annex occupied territories from Ukraine.


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