31 Oct 2017 18:28

Rosatom expects to receive building permit for Bushehr-2 NPP in June 2019

MOSCOW. Oct 31 (Interfax) - Rosatom expects to receive a building permit for the Bushehr-2 Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) by the summer of 2019, ASE Group President Valery Limarenko told journalists.

"It's worthwhile noting that issuing the building permit is the responsibility of the Iranian side, but whether we get it in a timely manner will depend on Russian contractors fulfilling the temporary work schedules. We therefore intend to work in this area together with contractors toward the overall goal of receiving the permit to pour the first concrete for phase two [of the Bushehr NPP] by June 2019, in other words, ahead of the schedule in the contract," Limarenko said.