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Novovoronezh center trains 650 specialists for Bushehr NPP

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Novovoronezh, Russia, March 2, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- The 
Novovoronezh center of the Russian Rosenergoatom Atomic Energy Concern
has trained 650 specialists for the Bushehr nuclear power plant of 
Iran, a representative of the Atomic Energy of Iran Organization in 
Voronezh told Itar-Tass on Tuesday. 
He said about 700 engineers from Iran would be trained in the 
center before the end of this year. 
The entire personnel of the first unit of the Bushehr nuclear 
power plant will have a theoretical training and receive practical 
skills in Novovoronezh, he said. 
The Iranian specialists will be also train at Russian nuclear 
power plants, which have VVER 1,000 water cooled water moderated 
reactors of the kind Russian builders are constructing in Bushehr, he 
said. 
Many Iranian specialists came to Russia together with their 
families. 
The training takes from three months to one year, he said. 
"Iranian engineers feel at home. Local residents are rather friendly,"
he said. 
Nuclear specialists for other Iranian power plants will be also 
trained in Novovoronezh, he said. 
The Novovoronezh center is the Russian only training facility for 
personnel of VVER-1,000 reactors. 
The center is training specialists from China India and Bulgaria, 
where Russia has built or is building nuclear power plants. 
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