NPPA – El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant 4800 MW – Egypt - Project Profile

NPPA – El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant 4800 MW – Egypt - Project Profile


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The Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA) is undertaking the construction of a nuclear power plant in Egypt.

The project involves the construction of a 4,800MW nuclear power plant consisting of four power units with 1,200MW capacity each. It includes the installation of steam generators, reactor coolant pumps, high-pressure re-heaters, a low-pressure re-heater, and a steam generator blow-down tank, four VVER-1200 nuclear reactors, laying of transmission lines. The project is being developed in phases.

In June 2009, Worley Parsons was awarded consultancy services contract for a period of 10 years. The scope of the contract includes potential sites selection and evaluation, updating El-Dabaa site investigations, pre-contract activities and project implementation.

In February 2010, NPPA finished all the required site permit application studies for El-Dabaa site and issued its application to the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Energy (MoEE).

In January 2012, the project was placed on hold, due to political instability in the country and opposition from the local residents.

In July 2012, measures were initiated by the MoEE to revive the project proposal. The MoEE prepared a report on the steps necessary for implementing Egypt’s controversial nuclear program and submitted it to the Government of Egypt.

The report suggested the important reason for going ahead with a nuclear program is Egypt's increasing demand for electricity, which requires an additional 300 megawatts annually. The report also suggested that it is in-feasible to move the project location after investing so many funds for conducting studies to prove the suitability of the land.

In April 2013, Egypt approached Russia to renew its nuclear cooperation agreement, focused on the construction of a nuclear power plant at El Dabaa and joint development of uranium deposits.

In May 2013, a nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea was signed.

In August 2015, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom) has been selected as a construction contractor. On November 19, 2015, Egypt signed a cooperation agreement with Rosatom.

Russia is expected to lend Egypt US$25,000 million to finance the building and operation equipment for the project. The term of the loan is 13 years over the period from 2016 until 2028, with a 3% annual interest rate. The loan will finance 85% of the value of each contract for the work, services and equipment shipping, the gazette said. Egypt will finance the remaining 15%. The loan is expected to be repaid over 22 years, and Egypt will start paying the first installment in 2029.

In September 2016, pre-construction works by conducting measurements of the site commenced.

In February 2017, MoEE prepared to hold a public rally to announce the details of the establishment of El-Dabaa nuclear power plant in cooperation with Russia.

On December 11, 2017, Rosatom and Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy signed notices to proceed with contracts for the start of construction of four VVER-1200 units.

Rosatom will supply nuclear fuel throughout the plant's entire lifetime. Rosatom will also train personnel and will assist its Egyptian partners in operation and maintenance during the first ten years of the plant's operations. The contract also includes the construction of a purpose-build storage facility and the supply of containers for the storage of used nuclear fuel.

As of November 2017, NPPA is planning to conduct meetings with Russian officials to prepare the final designs for the project. These designs will be sent to Egypt’s Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) to issue the licenses to start establishing the plant.

Rosatom delegates is in advance process of preparing the project site to commence the construction works for the first phase of the project. Construction activities on first unit is slated for completion by 2026 and entire project is slated for completion by 2028.Scope

The project involves the construction of a 4,800MW nuclear power plant in El Dabaa, northwest of Cairo, Egypt.

The US$45,000 million project includes the following:

1. Installation of steam generators

2. Installation of reactor coolant pumps

3. Installation of high-pressure re-heaters

4. Installation of low-pressure re-heaters

5. Installation of a steam generator blow-down tank

6. Installation of four VVER-1200 nuclear reactors

7. Installation of safety systems

8. Installation of transmission linesReasons To Buy

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