CAIRO: Egyptian Electricity and Renewable Energy Minister Mohammed Shaker headed to Russia to attend a joint celebration ceremony to begin manufacturing the first long-term equipment for the Dabaa nuclear power plant.
A high-level technical delegation is accompanying the minister.
According to a statement, Shaker and Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachev are set to discuss the progress of the Dabaa nuclear power plant and its future work.
Russia’s Rosatom is leading the Dabaa construction work.
The minister will also visit a group of Russian companies responsible for manufacturing long-term equipment for the nuclear plant.
The tour will cover Atomenergomash, which is responsible for manufacturing the compressor vessel, and Tagmash, which is responsible for manufacturing the reactor’s core catcher.
The past period witnessed intense technical meetings at the Nuclear Power Plants Authority.
The talks resulted in agreements regarding the quality assurance program for the manufacturer and quality plans for the equipment, as part of preparations to start manufacturing the plant’s long-term components.
The reactor’s core catcher is distinctive for its advanced third-generation reactors, to which the reactors of the Dabaa nuclear plant belong.
All the technical stages of its manufacture are carried out within the Russian Federation.
Logistical executive measures will then be taken to transfer it to the Dabaa site.
The manufacture of the reactor core catcher is a major milestone in the implementation of the Dabaa nuclear plant and comes as part of a series of continuous achievements that the project has been witnessing recently as a result of the concerted efforts of the Egyptian and Russian technical teams.