Middle East Economic Survey


No 31



Bushehr Nuclear Plant Completion Target Put Back Another Year

Russian companies building the 1gw Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran now say that they cannot complete it before Autumn 2008. Russias RIA Novosti news agency on 25 July quoted Ivan Istomin, Director of subcontractor Energoprogress, as saying that even if Russia delivered the first load of nuclear fuel to the Bushehr nuclear plant tomorrow, it wouldnt be possible to launch the...