Bushehr nuclear plant, unit 1, ready

TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) – The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that the first unit of Bushehr nuclear plant will be turned on in a ceremony on Saturday.

In a ceremony featuring Iran’s First Vice-President, Es’hagh Jahangiri, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, and a host of other officials the final turnover of the first unit of Bushehr nuclear power plant to the Iranian customer will be done by the Russian side, according to the announcement issued on Thursday by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

At the same ceremony, the construction of the second unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant will be launched.  

Sergey Kiriyenko, the CEO of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom, heads the Russian delegation attending the ceremony. Valery Limarenko, the Director of NIAEP, the management company of Atomstroyexport (the Russian Federation's nuclear power equipment and service export company), is also accompanying the Russian delegation.

Ali Akbar Salehi had already, on August 28, told the national broadcasting of Iran, IRIB, that Russia’s construction of two more nuclear power units in Bushehr will start on Sepetmber 10, 2016.

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