Middle East Economic Survey


No 11



Fattah Says Bushehr Nuclear Plant To Be Operating By End-August

Iranian Minister of Energy Parviz Fattah told reporters on 10 March that the 1gw nuclear power plant at Bushehr is expected to be capable of generating 500mw of electric power by the end of August. Iran has begun pre-commissioning of the plant and aims to load fuel rods into the reactor during 2Q09 (MEES, 2 March). Mr Fattah said that the plants full generating capacity...