Kazan, 29 May. According to Arab media reports, Rosatom’s regional vice president and director for Middle East and North Africa, Alexander Voronkov, said that the Al-Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt will meet about 10% of the country’s electricity needs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. .
Voronkov, in his speech at the Russia-Egypt roundtable held within the XIV Russia-Islamic World: KazanForum International Economic Forum, reminded that the history of cooperation between the two countries in the nuclear sector dates back to the 50s and 60s of the last century. This indicates that Moscow was the first to assist Cairo in creating its own national nuclear program.
In the late 1950s, Egypt built one of the first research reactors in the region with the help of Russian experts. This allowed the country to lay the foundation for further strengthening regional leadership in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy.
Voronkov stated that the El-Dabaa NPP is equipped with four VVER-1200 generation 3+ reactors. Emphasizing that the state company Rosatom is proud of the implementation of the project, he expressed his confidence that the project will serve as an important incentive for the energy sector and the entire economy of the republic as a whole.
It should be noted that in addition to the benefits of providing sustainable energy, nuclear power plants are an important engine of economic and social infrastructure.
“Nuclear power plants produce the required amount of reliable electricity at predictable prices, regardless of weather conditions, and stabilize the energy sector. In addition to all these, nuclear energy provides more than 25% of the world’s low-carbon electricity production and is the second largest energy source with the lowest carbon emissions. — said Alexander Voronkov.
He added that Rosatom is currently collaborating with Egypt to supply low-energy enriched nuclear fuel components for the country’s second research reactor, ETRR-2.
In addition to expanding cooperation in the isotope field, the two countries have the potential to increase cooperation in many other sectors in the future. He added that the government agency considers it possible to successfully interact in the Egyptian digital solutions market and implement joint projects to develop so-called smart cities.
Earlier, Arab media reported that Russia began to create the largest industrial center in Egypt, which was called the “City of the Sun”.
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