Desalination Project to Come on Stream at Iranian Nuclear Plant

Desalination Project to Come on Stream at Iranian Nuclear Plant

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A major water desalination project will be launched at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in south of Iran in the coming weeks, an official said.

Governor of Bushehr province Ahmad Mohammadizadeh said on Sunday that works for Iran’s first nuclear-powered desalination plant will start in late August concurrent with ceremonies to mark the Administration Week in the country.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) will contribute to the construction of the desalination plant in Bushehr, which will have a capacity of 70,000 cubic meters per day, he said.

“The nuclear power can solve the water crisis and this project has become final... the execution phase will begin during the Administration Week and it will come on line based on the schedule,” he added, Press TV reported.

Iran’s first and only nuclear power plant in Bushehr is capable of producing nearly 1 gigawatt per hour of electricity.

The AEOI plans two other similar power generation units in Bushehr in line with Iran’s plans to diversify electricity production in the country.

Mohammadizadeh said that nuclear reactors in the two planned power plant units in Bushehr will be used to operate two desalination projects with a combined capacity of 150,000 cubic meters per day.

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