Skip to content

Iran Announces Construction of Four New Nuclear Plants, with Installed Capacity of 5,000 MW

Iran began construction on a “super project” of four nuclear power plants in the south, each with an installed capacity of 1,250 MW, with expected total capacity of 5,000 MW, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Jan. 31.

Iran seeks to produce 20,000 MW of nuclear energy by 2041, which constitutes one of the world’s most ambitious nuclear power building projects. Mohammad Eslami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), says it will take up to nine years to complete the new plants.

The report said the four new plants are being built in the port town of Sirik on the east coast, some 1,150 km south of Tehran. Nasser Shariflou, the head of the project, told IRNA that the project will cost some $20 billion and will create 4,000 jobs. Each plant is expected to use 35 tons of nuclear fuel.

This post is for paying subscribers only


Already have an account? Sign In