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Rosatom's engineering division sets up office in Cairo

CAIRO, November 1, 2018

Atomstroyexport, the engineering division of Rosatom, has officially opened an office in Cairo, Egypt. 
Russia's ambassador to Egypt Sergey Kirpichenko; the representative of the office for the management of Nuclear Power Plants of Egypt (NPPA) Abdel Hamid El-Desouki; and vice president for the project in Egypt at Atomstroyexport, Grigory Sosnin, took part in the opening ceremony.
“The construction of the first NPP in Egypt is an ambitious project. Its implementation requires a clear and coordinated work of all our enterprises, with maximum optimisation of all processes," said Sosnin.
"At the moment, the project is at the stage of licensing and preparatory work, the scope of work is increasing and the need of close coordination with the Egyptian side is growing as well. Therefore, opening an office is a logical and long-awaited step in the development of our bilateral relations. This will allow to promptly resolve operational issues, and to ensure the dynamics necessary for the project in carrying out various approvals,” Sosnin said.
In Egypt, Rosatom implements one of the largest nuclear power plant projects. El Dabaa NPP project includes the construction of four VVER-1200 generation 3+ units in the Matrouh area on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt and the supply of Russian nuclear fuel for the entire life cycle of the nuclear power plant. Rosatom will also conduct personnel training and will assist its Egyptian partners in the operation and maintenance of the El Dabaa NPP for the first 10 years of its operation. As part of yet another contract, the Russian side will construct a purpose-built storage and supply containers for storing spent fuel. - TradeArabia News Service

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