Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar.3 / Trend F.Mehdi/
Iran has manufactured 3,000 new generation centrifuges, ISNA quoted Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi Davani as saying.
On February 13, Abbasi Davani confirmed that Iran has started installing new generation centrifuges into the Natanz nuclear research plant.
Abbasi noted that previously, Natanz nuclear plant had old first-generation centrifuges installed, and now they are being substituted by fifth-generation models.
He said that new centrifuges are used for enrichment of uranium up to 5 percent.
Abbasi said that the centrifuges were installed at the plant a month ago, adding that the new ones of the fifth generation will first undergo a series of tests at the plant, before they can be mass-produced at the new production facility.
In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said 180 so-called IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the central town of Natanz, Reuters reported on Feb.21. According to the report, they were not yet operating.
Two days after that,Abbasi said that more than 180 second-generation centrifuges have been installed at Natanz nuclear facility.
Abbasi confirmed news about the installation of 180 IR2M centrifuges in Natanz, saying that the number of machines which would be installed are more than this and the rest of them would be gradually installed, Press TV reported.
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