The Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) has issued a permit for the construction of the first unit of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt.
The NPP will consist of four power units of 1,200 MW each. The permit, along with excavation works at site, is a prerequisite for the start of the main stage of construction. Rosatom will build a reliable state-of-the-art NPP with reactors based on the Russian VVER-1200 design of the innovative generation III+. El-Dabaa NPP will be the first nuclear power plant of this generation on the African continent. Notably, in 2021, in accordance with the schedule, Rosatom engineering division handed over the project documentation necessary to obtain a permit for the construction of four power units of the El-Dabaa NPP to the NPP’s owner.