The Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) has approved the construction of the fourth and last unit of the Dabaa nuclear power plant, with a capacity of 1200 megawatts. This information was relayed by a statement from the cabinet on Wednesday, referencing ENRRA’s decision.
In June 2022, Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, said it won approval from an Egyptian regulator to start building the country’s first nuclear plant, which consists of four units with a capacity of 1200 MW each.
“The safety of the fourth unit of the Dabaa nuclear power generation plant was verified, and no risks were proven to threaten humans, the environment and properties,” ENRRA said in the statement.
The permission to establish the first unit was granted in June 2022, the second unit in October 2022, and the third unit in March 2023, it said.
Egypt and Russia signed an agreement to start work on the Dabaa nuclear power plant during a meeting in Cairo between President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and President Vladimir Putin in 2017.