Egypt signs agreement with Czech company to consult on El-Dabaa

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Dec 2021

Egypt signed a contract with Czech ÚJV Rež Research and Development company to consult on the El-Dabaa nuclear plant, Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) Sami Shaaban announced on Sunday.

Sami Shaaban
Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) Sami Shaaban. Al-Ahram

The chairman spoke about the agreement on Sunday during the 15th edition of The Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy Conference in Aswan.

He stated that the authority launched an international tender earlier to select the best global consultant in the nuclear and radiology fields, especially in the field of nuclear power plants.

Shaaban added that 13 consultancies applied to this tender, which ÚJV Rež won in the end.

According to the company, it signed a long-term million-dollar agreement with the ENRRA in Cairo in late November.

ÚJV Rež stated that, according to the contract, it will provide technical assistance to the Egyptian supervisory authority in licensing the nuclear plant in El-Dabaa.

“Our services will focus mainly on independent control of documents and services supplied by the Russian side and on support activities for Egyptian supervision in a number of other areas including human resources development, development of integrated regulatory management system, inspection plans during the nuclear plant construction, international missions, development of legislation, evaluation of license documentation," said the Czech company.

The El-Dabaa plant, which is being implemented by Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom under an agreement signed between Egypt and Russia in 2015, is expected to begin producing power in 2026.

The Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy Conference is organized by The Arabic Agency for Atomic Energy in cooperation with the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority.

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