Iranian Bushehr NPP produces 400,000 mw of electricity
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 14 /Trend N. Umid/
Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has produced 400,000 megawatts of electricity since the country took control on September 23, head of the Bushehr NPP, Hossein Derakhshandeh said, Iranian Jahanesanat newspaper reported.
About 92 per cent of the produced electricity power has been delivered to the country's network, he added.
The Bushehr NPP has a capacity of producing 1000 megawatts of electricity.
Iran took control from the Russian contractor on September 23, but for the next two years it will be under the Russian side's guarantee and a number of that country's experts will remain in place to give advice and technical assistance for Iranian staff.
Construction of the Bushehr plant started in the 1970s with the help of German company Siemens which quit the project after the 1979 Islamic revolution over concerns about nuclear proliferation.
In 1994, Russia agreed to complete the plant and provide fuel for it for 10 years with the supply deal committing Iran to returning the spent fuel amid Western concerns over its controversial uranium enrichment programme.
Work began in 1995, but it was completed only in 2011 after multiple delays and full capacity was achieved only this year after further hitches.