NEWS
Electricity   Nuclear  

Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Undergoing Overhaul

An Iranian official said the country’s nuclear power plant near the southern port city of Bushehr has been shut down for periodic maintenance and fuel reloading, and will be reconnected to the national grid in a couple of weeks.

In comments on Sunday, Hossein Ghaffari, an official at the Bushehr nuclear plant, said the power plant has been shut down for an overhaul operation after generating electricity for 298 days.

He said the plant will resume supplying electricity to the national grid in late April or early May.

The official noted that a third of the plant’s fuel packs will be replaced during the outage period and the periodic repair and maintenance operations and safety measures will be carried out.

Ghaffari announced in January that the Bushehr nuclear power plant had supplied around 5.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity to the national grid over the previous eight months.

He said the plant generated a record amount of 7.4 billion kWh of electricity in the previous Iranian year (March 2017-March 2018), more than 90 percent of which was supplied to the national grid.

In September 2013, Iran took temporary control of its Bushehr nuclear power plant.

Russia has agreed to provide the power plant’s fuel for 10 years, with the supply deal committing Tehran to returning the spent fuel.

The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant became officially operational and was connected to Iran’s national grid in September 2011.

News No: 3819
Date: 2019/03/03 - 20:09
News Source: Tasnim News Agency

Bushehr  Nuclear Power  Overhaul  Hossein Ghaffari 

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

   
   
   
 

Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant to Get New Fuel

Iran’s nuclear power plant near the southern port city of Bushehr has been shut down for periodic maintenance, as its reactor is going to receive fresh fuel, the head of the nuclear plant said.
 

Non-Oil Exports from Iran’s Bushehr Province Up by 20%

Non-oil exports from Iran’s Southern province of Bushehr has posted a 20% jump in terms of weight in the past 11 months since late March 2019, in comparison with the corresponding period in the last year, a local official announced on Sunday.
 

UAE Nuclear Power Plant License in 2020

The operating license for the United Arab Emirates’ Barakah nuclear power plant could be issued in the first quarter of 2020, followed by the start-up of the first reactor, a senior official at the industry regulator said on Wednesday.
 

Work Begins on Constructing 2nd Unit of Nuclear Power Plant in Bushehr

Work for pouring concrete at the site of the second unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in south Iran started on Sunday.
 

AEOI Elaborates on Work for Nuclear Power Plant’s 2nd Unit

Construction on the site of the second unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in south Iran will start in early November, spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said Tuesday.
 

Bushehr-Doha Shipping Link by Oct. 22

A new cargo-passenger shipping link between Bushehr and Doha will be launched by the end of the Iranian month ending Oct. 22, following the completion of repairs at Doha passenger terminal and the finalization of issues related to allocation of subsidized fuel for the vessels in Iranian waters.
Upcoming Events
Publications
 Mines & Metals

Mine & Business Today

 Scrap & Recycling

Ahangan

Our partners