Iran completes first phase of new NPP

27 February 2024

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami says the first phase of constructing a new NPP in the southern province of Khuzestan has been completed. He said the construction of the Darkhovin NPP is now well underway some 12 years after Iranian authorities had initially decided to abandon the project because foreign companies had reneged on their contractual obligations in face of US sanctions.

The Darkhovin facility is a 300 MW domestically-designed pressurised water reactor located about 70 kilometres south of Ahvaz at the Karun River. Eslami, who was in Khuzestan province to inspect the progress of the project, said Iran is using nuclear technology products in 150 large industrial complexes. He explained that the AEOI produces tools that are used not only in the nuclear industry but also in other sensitive industries such as oil, gas and petrochemicals.

Image: Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, has announced that the first phase of construction of Iran's new nuclear power plant in the southern province of Khuzestan has been successfully completed (courtesy of MEHR News Agency)

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