Iran, Russia extend tech. coop. in Bushehr NPP

TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) – Russia and Iran, on Wednesday, agreed to continue cooperation in providing technical services for the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

Iran and Russia reached an agreement on Wednesday and released the details on Thursday to continue Russian technical services for the Bushehr nuclear power plant (NPP), with emphasis on providing technical support for the first power unit safe use, Iran’s state news agency (IRNA) reported on Thursday.

The deal was clinched during the latest sitting of the joint economic cooperation commission of Iran and Russia on Wednesday in Moscow.

During the same meeting, Iran and Russia also signed a contract to build the second line of the Bushehr NPP with construction of two nuclear power units with possible expansion to four.

Besides, the two sides signed contracts for more cooperation, in areas of peaceful nuclear energy, between Russian corporation Atomstroyexport and Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI).

After President Putin’s visit to Tehran in early November, the two countries selected 35 priority projects in energy, port facilities and railway electrification and devised a package of projects that are collectively worth $35 billion to $40 billion.

By Mehr News Agency