Iran to cut reliance on Russia for maintenance of nuclear plant by 2022: official

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-01 19:54:52|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that Iran will cut dependence on Russia for the maintenance of its Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant by 2022, Press TV reported on Friday.

Behrouz Kamalvandi said "right now the majority of maintenance work in Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is carried out by Iranian experts."

"We may cut our dependence on Russian experts in this field within two years," Kamalvandi was quoted as saying.

The first 1,000-megawatt unit of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant was completed by Russia in May 2011.

Iran and Russia later agreed to continue to develop the Bushehr plant. According to the agreement, the second phase would consist of two units with a cumulative output capacity of 2,114 megawatts. Enditem