Russian-built nuke plant in Iran delayed

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Technical difficulties could further delay completion of Iran's $1 billion Russian-built nuclear power plant, an Iranian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.
Iran: Russia to ship nuke plant supplies

Iran: Russia to ship nuke plant supplies

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Russia will ship nearly 1,000 tons of supplies to the Iranian city of Bushehr to help build a nuclear power plant, an Iranian official said Friday.

Iran gets Russian nuclear plant cargo

BUSHEHR, Iran, May 3 (UPI) -- Russian materials bound for Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has made it into Iran after being held at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border, a spokesman said.

Analysis: Azeris seize Iran nuke material

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Amid increasingly rancorous U.S.-Iranian relations over Tehran's nuclear energy program, the U.N. sanctions regime scored a small victory March 29 when Azerbaijan's customs and frontier officials detained a Russian cargo bound for Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Russia ships more atomic fuel to Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Russian officials say they have delivered 77 of 82 metric tons of nuclear fuel promised Iran.
Iran receives more uranium from Russia

Iran receives more uranium from Russia

TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The sixth shipment of uranium from Russia was received at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant Thursday, the state news agency reported.

Iran expects nuclear electricity in 2009

TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The first nuclear power plant in Iran is expected to generate its first electricity by March 2009, a government spokesman said Saturday.

Russia settles Bushehr row

MOSCOW, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Russia and Iran may set up a joint venture to run the Bushehr nuclear power plant and ensure its safety.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia set to ship nuclear fuel to Iran

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Inspectors for the United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency visit Russia later this month in preparation for shipping nuclear fuel to Iran.

Russia, U.S. may deal on BMD

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Daniel Fried, assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs at the U.S. State Department, said last week that Washington could change its approach to developing its anti-ballistic missile, or ABM, shield in Europe opposed by Russia if Iran were to suspend uranium enrichment in its nuclear program "and worked with the international community, and had a different approach to things."
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Putin vows Bushehr help for Iran

TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday his country will complete work on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant.

Iran nuke plant to be finished in fall '08

MOSCOW, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Russian sources say the Bushehr nuclear power plant, which Russia is building in Iran, will not be ready until fall 2008.

A more predictable Iran

MOSCOW, April 27 (UPI) -- Russian-Iranian relations are on the verge of a crisis, and not at all because of the problems with the construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, for which Moscow and Tehran are blaming each other. This is rather a consequence.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator
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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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