Iran needs nine new nuclear reactors by 2026
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
By Emil Ilgar - Trend:
Iran needs to build nine new nuclear reactors in the next ten years, Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said, IRNA reported.
Iran planned to generate 100 gigawatt of power by 2026, 8-12 percent of which would be shared by nuclear power, IRNA quoted Kamalvandi as saying on March 9.
Iran currently has capacity of 73.673 gigawatt, including 1.02 gigawatt of nuclear power, the latest weekly report, published on Iran's Energy Ministry indicates.
The country's only nuclear power plant, Bushehr, shares about 1.38 percent of Iran's total power generation capacity. Bushehr nuclear power plant's full capacity is 1.5 gigawatt.
Kamadvandi said that several countries have offered proposals to build nuclear reactors in Iran based on build operate transfer (BOT), build own operate transfer (BOOT), engineering, procurement, construction & management (EPCF) and independent power producer (IPP) contracts.