File - El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant
CAIRO - 6 Aug 2018: Board Chairman of the Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA) Amgad el Wakeel on Monday inspected the site of Dabaa nuclear plant project, western Egypt, and the workers' housing complex adjacent to the site to get posted on the progress achieved so far.
A press statement issued by the Electricity Ministry said the visit aimed at following up the efforts of the Egyptian government, represented by the Electricity and Renewable Energy Ministry, and the Russian government, represented by Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM to build the plant.
Egypt which is trying to rely on new and renewable energy sources to generate electrical energy, launched the project on December 11, 2017 in Cairo during a ceremony attended by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear power plant planned for Egypt and will be located at Dabaa, Matrouh Governorate, which is about 130 Kilometers northwest of Cairo. The plant will have four VVER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 4800 Mega Watts.
The first unit and initial operation is expected to start in 2026, while the second, third and fourth phases will be finalized by 2028