Bushehr NPT becomes fully operational in November - AEO head
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 11 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
The Bushehr nuclear power plant will become fully operational in November, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereydoon Abbasi said, ISNA reported.
Abbasi noted that before the reactor is put into full operation, a number of tests will be taken.
The 1,000-megawatt Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, located southeast of the city of Bushehr along the Persian Gulf, had been already connected to the country's national power grid with the power of 60 MW on September 3, 2011.
The plant was officially launched on September 12 and started generating electricity at 40 percent of its capacity.
Abbasi noted that around 1000 Iranian specialists will be working at the facility. He noted that Iranian experts have undergone training in Russia, adding that on various stages of work, Russian specialists will be handing over their work at the plant to the Iranians.
Initial construction of Bushehr began in 1975 by German companies, but the work was stopped following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In 1995, Iran and Russia reached an agreement to complete the project.
However, power generation was delayed several times due to a number of technical and financial problems.