Iran Launches Desalination Project at Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Iran Launches Desalination Project at Bushehr Nuclear Plant

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A major water desalination project was brought into operation at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in south of Iran on Friday.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami inaugurated Iran’s first nuclear-powered desalination plant during a visit to the coastal city of Bushehr.

In comments at the event, Eslami said the desalination plant in Bushehr has a capacity of 70,000 cubic meters per day.

According to the operator of Bushehr nuclear power plant, the desalination project covers an area of 9 hectares at the power plant site, desalinates 2.5 to 3.5 cubic meters per second of water from the Persian Gulf, and its daily output capacity can be extended up to 105,000 cubic meters.

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.

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