The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has announced that Russia is to hand over the operation of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant to Iranian contractors in ten days’ time.
AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday that the facility is scheduled to be handed over to local contractors on September 24.
He noted the plant’s 14-day test period will come to an end on September 24, adding that the reactor must be functioning at 90 percent capacity and generating at least 900 megawatts of electricity during the two-week period.
However, Salehi underlined, if the output drops below that level, the plant needs to go through another trial period.
The AEOI head stated that the facility has undergone different test operations over the past two years since fuel injection into its core began, adding that this is the final testing period.
“If everything goes well, the power plant will be handed over to the Iranian contractor at the scheduled time (September 24)”, Salehi said.
Source: Al Manar