“Full-scale construction activities at Bushehr-2 site will start in fall,” Sergey Kiriyenko said on Monday during the plenary session of the Atomexpo 2015 forum in Moscow.
The new units at Bushehr’s nuclear site will have two reactors, which will produce 1,000 megawatts each, tripling Iran’s nuclear power production capacity.
The initial construction of the Bushehr facility started in 1975 by German companies. The work, however, stopped following Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979.
In 1995, Tehran and Moscow reached an agreement to complete Iran’s Bushehr facility, as part of a deal signed between the two sides in 1992 on the construction of several nuclear plants in Iran.
The construction of the first Iranian nuclear power plant was, however, delayed several times due to a number of technical and financial problems.
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