Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

Infobox Nuclear power plant
name = Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

caption = Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant
country = IRN
location = Bushehr
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owner = Atom Energy Organization of Iran
operator = Atom Energy Organization of Iran
built = 01.05.1975
start = 31.08.2009
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r_supplier = Atomstroyexport
r_type = VVER-1000/446
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r_construction_mw = 1000
r_canceled = 1
r_canceled_mw = 1000
r_planned = 2
r_planned_mw = 2000
capacity = 1000
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as_of = Juli 21, 2008
The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (Persian "نیروگاه اتمی بوشهر") is a nuclear power plant in Iran which is under construction. The nuclear power plant is supposed to go on network in 2009.


The construction of the plant started in 1975. The German KWU wanted to build two 1.300 MW pressurized water reactors, identical with the two reactors from the German Biblis Nuclear Power Plant. The start up was planned for 1982. But in the year 1979 the construction of the two reactors was suspended.

The Russian company Atomstroiexport is building the first reactor power unit. The contract on the construction was signed in Tehran on January 8, 1995. [ [http://itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13050977&PageNum=0 Technical events to be held at Bushehr nuclear plant – Atomstroiexport] . ITAR-TASS. 8 September 2008]

Since 2004 the building gets more and more into criticism because of Iran's atomic program. Iran denies its nuclear program is intended for military purposes.The start up of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is planned for the year 2009. A further two reactors of the same type are planned. One unit was canceled. [http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb5/frieden/regionen/Iran/bushehr.html Bushehr: Fertigstellung des iranischen Kernkraftwerkes ist für Russland Ehrensache] (German)] In December 2007 Russia started delivering nuclear fuel to the Bushehr nuclear power plant. [http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/12/17/russia.iran/index.html Russia delivers nuclear fuel to Iran] . CNN. 17 December 2007]

Data of the Reactors


See below

* List of nuclear reactors

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