Iran's nuclear Bushehr grid connection in August
Iran's nuclear reactor is almost ready for national grid connection
Iran’s Russian-built nuclear plant, Bushehr, is to be connected to the country’s national grid in August this year.
In a statement to the media, Reza Sajjadi, the Iranian ambassador to Moscow, said: “Russian officials have announced that they are ready to inaugurate the plant, and connect its electricity to the national grid in the first 10 days of August,” the Arab Times reported.
While an official date has yet to be set for the inauguration, the ambassador also noted that Russia’s energy minister would attend, after a meeting with Rosatom, the plant’s constructors.
Originally set for a 2010 inauguration, the Bushehr plant has been continually delayed after technical problem forced the removal of fuel from its reactors in March 2011, with Russian engineers blaming the outdated parts and wear and tear at the facility for the setbacks.