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Bushehr new units to utilize generation III-plus N-plants

The new units at Bushehr power plant will be constructed based on the Generation III-plus nuclear plant models certified by the European Utility Requirements Organization, said ASE, an engineering company operating as part of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom in a recent statement.

Atomstroyexport is the Russian Federation's nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly.

New units of Bushehr plant will be built utilizing “unique technology and a new concept of safety,” the statement said.

The agreement to expand civilian nuclear energy cooperation and construct a total of eight additional nuclear reactors at Bushehr was signed between Russia and Iran on November 11, 2014.

The agreement for the construction of the Bushehr-1 nuclear power plant was finalized in 1995, but the project was delayed several times due to a number of technical and financial issues.

Bushehr-1 was launched in September 2011 and reached its maximum power generation capacity in August 2012.

In September 2013, Iran officially took over from Russia the first unit of its first 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plant, and in November 2014 the two countries signed an agreement whereby Russia was commissioned to build an additional seven such units.

Construction of the second and the third power-generating units for the Bushehr-2 nuclear power plant will begin on September 10.

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