“Atomstroyexport” JSC continues the construction of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, which was begun in 1974 by German concern Kraftwerk Union (Siemens/KWU). In 1980 the concern terminated the contract with the Iranian customer because of the decision of the German government to join the American embargo on equipment supplies to Iran.
On August 24, 1992 the Cooperation Agreement in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy was signed between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and on August 25, 1992 the Agreement was concluded on construction of the nuclear power plant in Iran.
In January, 1995 the contract was signed to complete construction of power unit 1 of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.
In 1998 a supplement to the contract was signed according to which “Atomstroyexport” was assigned with management of the turn-key construction completion of unit 1 of 1000 MW installed electric capacity with V-446 reactor plant.
In fact the countdown to construction of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant by the Russian party began in 1998.
In 2001 the supplies of the basic equipment to Bushehr NUCLEAR POWER PLANT were started.
ABOUT THE DESIGN
Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is a unique facility having no analogy anywhere in the world. “Atomstroyexport” together with its contractors managed to integrate the Russian equipment into the construction part performed by the German design and moreover to make use of about 12,000 tons of the German equipment.
A huge amount of work on the state and suitability evaluation of the German equipment, buildings and structures has been performed. The designers had to create, develop and implement the whole range
of original technical ideas and know-how in order to adapt Russian technologies to the power already available at the site.
For example, the main equipment of the nuclear island and the turbine are manufactured in Russia and the building was built according to German designs. In order to install the Russian VVER reactor the reactor room had to be redesigned. For the possibility of the turbine mounting in the turbine hall designed and constructed by Kraftwerk Union A.G. the decision to change the turbine design was made.
Design, technological and layout solutions having no comparisons, the whole complex of work is beyond comparison, making the design of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant totally unique. The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is evidence of the great possibilities of JSC “Atomstroyexport” and Russian nuclear power enterprises.