TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Bushehr nuclear power plant Hossein Derakhshandeh announced that Iranian experts will receive the full operational control of the plant from the Russian contractor in the next two months.
“The Bushehr power plant is now in the operational phase to produce safe and secure electricity,” Derakhshandeh said at the power plant in Bushehr province, Southern Iran, on Tuesday evening.
“Once the control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is delivered to the Iranian experts in the next two months, the plant will start industrial operation phase (meaning a full capacity operation),” he added.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Head of the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Sergey Kiriyenko said that his company is ready to transfer the full operational control of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant to the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO).
“The state company (Rosatom) will soon sign the documents to transfer the full operational control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran,” Kiriyenko said.
The Russian official underlined that Bushehr nuclear power plant is currently operating at 100-percent capacity and the process of preparing it for transfer to the project originator (Iran) is concluding.
Rosatom’s construction arm, Atomstroyeksport, took over construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant after a German company pulled out of the project after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
The Islamic Republic signed the Bushehr contract with Russia in 1995 and the nuclear power plant reached its full capacity by August 2012.
The Bushehr nuclear power plant is located about 18 kilometers South of the provincial capital.
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