Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that the country will begin pouring concrete in the second unit of Bushehr nuclear power plant late in October.
“Nearly 3 weeks later, the concrete-casting phase of the unit 2 (of Bushehr power plant) will be visited in a ceremony to be attended by the Iranian and Russian officials and the media,” Kamalvandi said on Tuesday.
He added that construction of the unit 2 of Bushehr nuclear power plant is progressing according to the timeline and even ahead of the schedule.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi had pointed to the latest condition of units 2 and 3 of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, saying, “It’s been two years since (the construction of) Bushehr’s reactors 2 and 3 started, and according to plans, the second reactor will become functional in 2025 and the third in 2027.”
Also, in March, Salehi announced that his country had started construction of two new nuclear power plants in the Southern city of Bushehr.
“Everything is moving ahead in an excellent manner. I was in Bushehr two or three days ago and the Bushehr 2 and Bushehr 3 power plants are being constructed,” Salehi told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting in Tehran.
He added that infrastructures of the power plants have been built, noting that thousands of tons of concrete and cement have been used and two to three months later a larger amount of concrete will be injected to the infrastructures of the two new power plants too.
Iran’s first Russian-built nuclear power plant in Bushehr started operating in Iran in 2011 and reached full capacity the following year.
The project for Bushehr-2 was presented by Russian nuclear experts in Tehran in September, 2014.
In February 2017, Salehi said two new nuclear reactors are scheduled to be built in the city of Bushehr.
Source: FarsNews Agency