Minister of Electricity and Energy Ahmed Imam will meet with experts from international consulting firm Worley Parsons on Thursday to discuss Egypt’s nuclear programme.
The cabinet decided in a previous meeting to unfreeze international advisory after another decision to resume execution of the nuclear programme.
The minister said that a delegation of experts and officials from the firm would meet with the Nuclear Plants Authority in Cairo on Tuesday and Wednesday to agree on a road map for a peaceful Egyptian nuclear programme, and to determine an initial deadline of the call for tenders for the first nuclear plant for the production of electricity at Dabaa.
He added that the experts would make their first visit to the Dabaa site since 2011 next week. During the trip, they will prepare a timeline for the necessary modifications to the site and its infrastructure.
The minister told AlBorsa that the third working group would visit Dabaa on Tuesday to prepare a final field assessment of the infrastructure and standards requirements for the project, which are estimated to cost EGP 600m.
All amenities will be included such as water, sewage, electricity, and a plant wall. Additionally, there will be a seismograph, meteorology, and water treatment stations.
He indicated that the permanent office of the Nuclear Plants Authority will be established within the site at the beginning of next week and will immediately assume work. The minister is currently reviewing the CVs for a number of leaders of the authority in order to choose the project officer and the resident manager for the Dabaa site.
Egypt aims to build 4 nuclear plants to produce electricity at the Dabaa site, whose capacity will range from 900 to 1650 megawatts.