The companies operating in the land of the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant have completed the implementation of all the project’s facilities. The Nuclear Power Plants Authority has started to receive the necessary equipment to launch the reactors.
Sources in the authority informed Daily News Egypt that the companies carried out all the infrastructural works and utilities, including electricity, water, and communications, in coordination with the National Commission for the Localisation of El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, where civil and armed forces’ companies participated in the implementation.
The cost of all works was paid through allocations from the ministry of finance in order to fund the local components of the project, which is equivalent to $4bn of the total costs.
The sources added that the next period includes follow-up procedures for obtaining licences and security approvals for experts, necessary equipment for the engineering survey, and conducting a complete footprint of the site, seabed, as well as undertaking earthquake measures.
The sources explained that the subcontractors were exempted from taxes and value-added tax to encourage them, and in order to obtain the best efficiency and quality in the implementation.
According to the agreement with the Russian company Rosatom, which is responsible for the implementation of the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, constructions of the first 1,200 MW nuclear reactor will begin in July next year. The establishment of the second reactor will begin in January 2021.
In January 2022, the construction of the third 1,200 MW reactor will start. The fourth reactor with a capacity of 1,200 MW is to be inaugurated in July 2022.