Dabaa nuclear plant will generate returns 4 times its cost, Rosatom CEO

The Dabaa nuclear power plant is expected to generate returns worth 4x the amount spent on its construction, according to Alexander Voronkov, CEO of Rosatom

In an interview with state news agency MENA he added that the project could make Egypt “one of the leading” countries in peaceful nuclear power once it’s fully complete (a point expected around FY2028-2029).

Rosatom, the Russian nuclear giant building the 4.8 GW plant, is currently preparing the site for construction through subsidiary and contractor Atomstroyexport

Several leading Egyptian companies are also working at the site, which is located 184 km west of Alexandria. Construction permits for the reactors are expected to be issued in 1H2021 by the Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA), we noted in August.

Rosatom is bidding for another nuclear power plant in Saudi Arabia, Voronkov added during the interview.

Egypt’s Dabaa plant will be the first by Rosatom in the region, followed by a project in Turkey the Russian energy company won licenses for late last year.