On November 19, in Cairo, the Minister of Electricity and Energy of Arab Republic of Egypt Mohamed Shaker and the Director General of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Sergey Kirienko in the name of the governments of the two countries and in the presence of the President of Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have signed an agreement for the collaboration in the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant equipped with four NPP units with capacity of 1200 MW each on Egypt’s territory.
In addition, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Russian Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision and the Egyptian regulatory body for nuclear and radiological safety has been signed in order to facilitate further development of the nuclear infrastructure.
Documents specified questions of nuclear fuel supply for future NPP, obligations in operation, maintenance and repair of NPP power units. IGA also regulates questions of SNF treatment, NPP personnel training, assistance to Egypt in the improvement of standards and regulations in the sphere of nuclear power industry and nuclear infrastructure.
‘NPP project in Dabaa will become the largest joint project between Russia and Egypt since Aswan dam project; this is sincerely new page in history of Russian-Egyptian intergovernmental relations. First NPP will make Egypt regional technological leader and the region’s only country with NPP 3+ Gen technology’, Sergey Kirienko said.
The agreement on the development of the project that determines the specifications of the NPP and key areas of cooperation was signed on February 10, 2015 between Rusatom Overseas and Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plant Authority.