Iran has begun laying concrete in the reactor walls of the second unit of a nuclear power plant near its southern port city of Bushehr, Tasnim reported.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami visited the Bushehr nuclear power plant on Friday evening to observe the beginning of the operation for concrete placement into the walls of the reactor of the second unit.
Highlighting the need to remove obstacles to construction work on Units 2 and 3 of the Bushehr NPP, Eslami noted that construction work at the two sites is 28 months behind schedule.
Given the removal of restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the allocation of new funding for the project, construction work on Units 2 and 3 of the nuclear power plant is expected to proceed smoothly, he added.
In November 2014, the Nuclear Power Production and Development Company of Iran (NPPD) and Russia's Atomstroyexport signed two contracts for work on parts of Units 2 and 3.
A total of $10 billion has been allocated for the construction of the two units.
The capacity of the second stage is expected to be more than 1,000 megawatts (MW). The total capacity of the two VVER-1000 (water-to-water power reactor) units will be 2,100 megawatts (MW).