The Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt co-organised a seminar on the development of nuclear industry in Egypt with the Engineering Division of the Rosatom State Corporation on December 14, 2023, in Cairo.

The event was attended by HE Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt; Dr. Amged El-Wakeel, Board Chairman of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority; Eng. Mohamed Ramadan Badawy, Vice Board Chairman for Operation and Maintenance, Nuclear Power Plants Authority, Alexey Kononenko, ASE JSC Vice-President - Director for NPP Construction Project; Dr. Mohammed Dwiddar, Project Manager of El-Dabaa NPP Construction Project.


During the opening speech, Dr. Mohamed Shaker stated “I am confident the seminar will significantly contribute to fostering the cooperation between international companies which are pioneers in the nuclear industry and local companies, in addition to enhancing the exchange of experiences and lessons learned. This is an incentive and an opportunity for Egyptian companies to consider exploring the various aspects of the nuclear industry and its technologies. We hope that the seminar benefits all participants and we look forward to the continuous cooperation with our Russian partners.”

Dr. Amged El-Wakeel welcomed the attendees and stated that “local participation goals within the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Project aim to localize nuclear technology in Egypt and to qualify Egyptian companies to keep up with leading international companies in the nuclear field. The continuous achievements we are witnessing at the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant site are the result of rapid and steady steps taken by Egypt to join the nuclear industry. The peaceful applications of nuclear energy play a key role in the achievement of sustainable development goals and will contribute to securing the future of many generations to come.” Dr. El-Wakeel concluded his speech by reiterating that “The El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Project continues to benefit from the political support of Egypt and Russia which reflects the strategic relationships between both countries.”

Alexey Kononenko said: “First of all, I want to express my gratitude to all organizers and participants. It is no secret that the construction of 4 units for the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant is an important stage in the development of the nuclear market in Egypt which has opened up new opportunities for the development of local economy. The project is developing quite quickly, this is why the support of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority and expanding the involvement of Egyptian companies in the project are of paramount importance. Today's seminar provides an opportunity to discuss a large number of issues related to localization processes, procurement, supply of equipment, as well as discussions about the progress of our project. I am confident that this seminar will boost Egyptian companies’ interest in participating in the El Dabaa NPP project.” During the seminar, participants discussed various activities associated with the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant construction, including, Rosatom’s procurement procedures, rules and incentives associated with the procurement activities specific to the project, promoting the localization process and attracting local companies.


In addition, several panel sessions were dedicated to quality management during the construction of the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant and to highlighting the role of the project in achieving sustainable development goals.

The event was attended by more than 250 participants, including representatives of Russian and Egyptian companies, as well as Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.

For reference:
El-Dabaa NPP is the first nuclear power plant in Egypt which will be built in the city of El-Dabaa, Matrouh province, on the Mediterranean coast, approximately 300 km North-West of Cairo. The NPP will consist of four power units, 1200 MW each, with generation III+ VVER-1200 reactors (pressurized water reactors). This is the newest generation technology which has references and is already operating successfully. There are four operational power units of this generation: two reactors at Novovoronezh NPP and two at Leningrad NPP. Outside Russia, one power unit of Belarus NPP with VVER-1200 reactor was connected to the grid in November 2020.

The NPP is being constructed in accordance with the package of contracts which entered into force on December 11, 2017. In accordance with the contractual obligations, the Russian party will not only construct the power plant but will also supply nuclear fuel for the whole life cycle of the NPP and will provide assistance to the Egyptian partners in training of the personnel and support of operation and service of the plant during the first 10 years of its operation. Under a separate agreement, the Russian party will build a special storage and will supply containers for storing spent nuclear fuel.

For reference:
Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division unites the leading companies of the nuclear industry, namely: Atomstroyexport JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, branches in Russia and abroad), Joint Design Institute - Atomenergoproekt JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg branches - design institutes, branches in Russia and abroad, R&D branches) and subsidiary construction organizations.

The Engineering Division ranks first in the world by the order portfolio and the number of NPPs constructed simultaneously across the world.
About 80% of the Division’s revenues originate from foreign projects.

The Engineering Division implements construction projects for high-power NPPs in Russia and across the world, renders a full range of EPC, EP, EPC(M) services including project management and design activities, and develops Multi-D technologies for the management of complex engineering facilities. The Division relies on the achievements of the Russian nuclear industry and innovative state-of-the-art technologies.

We construct reliable and safe NPPs with Gen III+ VVER reactors that are in line with all international requirements and recommendations.