According to him, all the problems holding up construction of the second and the third nuclear reactors for the Bushehr-2 power plant have been solved.
“This will be a turning point in the mutually-rewarding nuclear energy cooperation between our two countries, whose peaceful nature has been confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency,” the expert said.
The 1,000 megawatts generated by Bushehr-1 accounts for just a seventieth of Iranian consumption, he added.
The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said last month that Russia might start the construction of the two $10 billion reactors at Bushehr almost immediately.
The Bushehr-2 nuclear power plant project will be guaranteed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, as the first unit at Bushehr has been. It will also fully comply with the non-proliferation treaty.
An agreement to expand civilian nuclear energy cooperation and build eight more nuclear reactors at Bushehr was signed between Russia and Iran in 2014.
Last year, Moscow offered a $5 billion state loan to Tehran to promote industrial cooperation, including the building of the Bushehr reactors.
Russia became the main contractor for the nuclear power plant in 1995 following a delay of almost two decades after the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war.
The plant began to generate energy in 2011. At the moment, the first unit is operating at full capacity.
Source: / rt /