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First generating unit of Bushehr nuclear power plant ready

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Oct 14, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- All the construction jobs of 
Russian and Iranian specialists on the first generating unit Bushehr 
nuclear power plant in Iran have been completed Itar-Tass was told at 
the Federal Agency on Nuclear (Rosatom) here on Thursday after the end
of the meeting between Alexander Rumyantsev, the Rosatom head, and 
Alaeddin Boroudjerdi, the visiting chairman of the Commission on 
Foreign Policy and National Security of the Iranian Parliament. 
"It only remains for the Russian specialists to assemble the 
unit`s control and safety equipment," a spokesman for Rosatom stated. 
"Most of this equipment is being made at Russian nuclear 
enterprises, while some of them the Iranian firms will have to buy in 
other countries," he added. 
"According to the schedule, agreed by the two countries, the 
generating unit is to be commissioned in mid-2005. It is to be 
connected to the power system of Iran and to pick up full load in 
2006," the Rosatom spokesman stated. 
Moreover, he said, the sides had `exchanged views during their 
Thursday meeting on the creation of Iran`s own nuclear-fuel cycle`. 
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