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Russian company to take part in tender for 2 nuclear power plants

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, May 2, IRNA
An official from the Russian Atom Stroi Export Company announced Tuesday that it is ready to participate in Iran's tender on two new nuclear power plant projects.

Head of Russia's Nuclear Power Plants Organization affiliated to Atom Stroi Export, Vladimir Pavlov told Itar Tass News Agency that they are in a position to build such power plants, given their access to relevant technology.

"Russia's nuclear industrial units are equipped with the most advanced technologies in manufacturing nuclear power plants.

"We are getting prepared to survey our facilities to participate in the tenders to be held by Iran for building nuclear power plants.

If our technical specifications are accepted and the political conditions are favorable, we will participate in the upcoming tenders," he added.

Atom Stroi Export Co. is implementing the first unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.

Pavlov added that 90 percent of the operations at the first unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has been completed.

"At present, the final stage of the installation of the equipment is underway and according to the relevant timetable, the first phase is expected to become operational by the end of the current year (2006)," he added.

He said that Russian experts working on this project have to adjust the Russian technical specifications with those designed by the Germans.


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