Russia, Iran nuclear contract imminent

Russia, Iran nuclear contract imminent

MOSCOW, June 23 (UPI) --Russian plans to sign a contract with Iran to help expand the Bushehr nuclear power facility by the end of the year, Russia's nuclear regulator said Monday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Iran, Russia reach preliminary agreement for two nuclear power units

Iran, Russia reach preliminary agreement for two nuclear power units

TEHRAN, March 12 (UPI) -- Iran said Wednesday it has negotiated a preliminary deal for Russia's Rosatom nuclear power company to provide it with two more nuclear power generating units.

Rosatom: Nuclear reactor not affected by Iran earthquake

BUSHEHR, Iran, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Iran's nuclear power plant in Bushehr continues to operate at full capacity after an earthquake 40 miles away, Russia's nuclear corporation said Friday.

Iran, Russia to work on nuclear plant in 2014

TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran's nuclear organization, said there are plans under way to build a nuclear power plant in Iran with the help of the Russians.

Iran to take control of Bushehr nuke plant

TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi Sunday said Russian technicians will hand over the control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran.
Iran ready to take helm at Bushehr

Iran ready to take helm at Bushehr

TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Minister said Tuesday the Iranian government will take full control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the coming weeks.

Iran wants to build as many as three more units at nuclear plant

TEHRAN, June 28 (UPI) -- Iran may add three more nuclear power generating units to the Bushehr nuclear power plant, Iran Atomic Energy Organization head Fereydoun Abbasi Davani said.

No quake damage to Bushehr plant in Iran

TEHRAN, April 16 (UPI) -- There's no threat to the Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran following reports of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, a Russian nuclear company said Tuesday.
Iran: Bushehr nuclear energy plant not damaged by quake

Iran: Bushehr nuclear energy plant not damaged by quake

TEHRAN, April 15 (UPI) -- An Iranian official has dismissed rumors of a possible radiation leak at the Bushehr nuclear power plant following a strong earthquake in the region last week.

Iran to build new enrichment facility

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Construction on one of 10 new uranium enrichment plants planned for Iran could start within the year, a top Iranian energy official said.

Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant to launch

MOSCOW, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Engineers will push the start button at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran on Aug. 21, Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom announced Friday.

Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant nearly ready

TEHRAN, July 8 (UPI) -- Final tests at Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant were completed ahead of the scheduled opening in September, the Russian company that built the facility said.

Nuclear plans on for Iran, Moscow says

MOSCOW, June 11 (UPI) -- Moscow will continue cooperating with Tehran to develop the first Iranian nuclear power plant despite a new round of sanctions, Russian officials said.

Russia, Iran cooperate on nuclear plant

BUSHEHR, Iran, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russia and Iran are holding discussions regarding a possible joint venture to operate the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran.

Iran nuclear plant set for startup in '09

MOSCOW, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A trial run of the Russian-completed Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran is scheduled for later this year, a top Russian official says.
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Bushehr nuclear power plant
An interior view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is shown on October 26, 2010 as Iran began to load fuel into the core of its first atomic power plant some 745 miles south of Tehran. The Russian-built power plant is supervised by the United Nation's nuclear agency. UPI/Mehr News Agency/Majid Asgarpour

The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (Persian نیروگاه اتمی بوشهر) is a nuclear power plant in Iran which is under construction 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of the city of Bushehr, between the fishing villages of Halileh and Bandargeh along the Persian Gulf. The nuclear power plant is planned to go on network in 2010.

The facility was the idea of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who envisioned a time when the world's oil supply would run out. He wanted a national electrical grid powered by clean nuclear power plants. Bushehr would be the first plant, and would supply energy to the inland city of Shiraz. In August 1974, the Shah said, "Petroleum is a noble material, much too valuable to burn... We envision producing, as soon as possible, 23,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity using nuclear plants".

The construction of the plant started in 1975 when the German Kraftwerk Union AG, a joint venture of Siemens AG and AEG Telefunken, signed a contract worth US$4–6 billion to build the pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant. Construction of the two 1,196 MWe nuclear generating units, identical with the two reactors from the German Biblis Nuclear Power Plant, was subcontracted to ThyssenKrupp AG, and was to have been completed in 1981.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bushehr nuclear power plant."
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