Iran opens Bushehr nuclear power plant


On Monday, Iran held the official opening ceremony of its first nuclear power plant completed after long delay with Russia’s assistance and support.

Russia’s Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko and Chief of the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) Sergei Kiriyenko participated in the ceremony. “This demonstrates that Russia has met all its obligations “under the construction contract” despite the adverse political situation “surrounding the project,” Kiriyenko said.

The first unit at Bushehr has capacity to generate 1,000 megawatts and it was connected to the grid last week. The Bushehr power plant will initially work at 40% capacity under the supervision of Russian experts.

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