The first nuclear power plant in Egypt to be built by Russians will be the safest in the world

Ed Dabaa NPP will be able to withstand an earthquake with an intensity of up to 9 points.

The Ed-Dabaa NPP will be the safest in the world and will be able to withstand an earthquake with an intensity of up to 9 points, Alexei Kononenko, vice president of the engineering division of the state corporation JSC Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE), said.

“The world is now extremely interested in green energy, it is necessary to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere - NPP construction will be able to contribute significantly to this and have a positive impact on the entire region. As for Ed-Dabaa, it is being built using the latest technologies and in accordance with the Russian design and will be the safest NPP in the world,” he said.

One of the key factors to ensure the safety of the nuclear power plant will be the installation of a melt trap in the plant. Ed Dabaa will have the same reactor as Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant-2 (LNPP-2) because "safety and reliability were among the most important criteria in selecting a reactor for the future power plant," and the water-water power reactor installed at LNPP-2 is considered one of the most advanced in the world.

Kononenko called Ed-Dabaa "a locomotive of energy cooperation" between Moscow and Cairo: "The participation of our leaders [Russian and Egyptian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on 23 January] in the ceremony to begin pouring concrete into the foundation of Unit 4 of the NPP reflects the importance of this project and demonstrates the desire to implement it as soon as possible." He added that President Putin "has been expressing his extreme interest in the Ed Dabaa project since the signing of the government agreements between Russia and Egypt in 2015."

Rosatom plans to complete the construction of four units with VVER-1200 reactors by 2028. The NPP will reach full capacity by 2030.

Sourse: TASS