Middle East Economic Survey


No 15



Darquain Nuclear Plant Design Under Way, Says Aghazadeh

Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), said on 3 April that basic design work had begun on a 360mw nuclear power plant that would rely entirely on Iranian technology. The plant involved is a project approved by the Iranian cabinet in December 2005, to be located near the city of Darquain in Khuzestan province (MEES, 12 December 2005). At the time he...