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Monday, 29 February 2016 08:12

Iran proposes nuclear power cooperation with Hungary

Iran has proposed a project with Hungary to design and develop a small nuclear reactor that could be sold across Asia and Africa, while being built in the Islamic republic.

Iran’s Ali Akbar Salehi said he envisions a joint pilot project with Hungary to design a 25 megawatt (MW) reactor and another one of up to 100MW, a size he said would be marketable across Asia and Africa. He told a conference in Budapest small reactors would be more affordable to poorer countries and require less cooling water, a critical consideration in Africa and Asia.

Iran will build two more Russian-designed large reactors in addition to its current single reactor at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, a project that could take a decade, Salehi said.
“After these three reactors, we have made our decision that we would look into small reactors,” he said.

Hungary has a single nuclear reactor at Paks, currently operates four updated Soviet-made reactors and has signed an agreement with Russia to double the Paks plant’s capacity, using Russian technology and financing.

Source: Kallanish Energy

Link: http://www.kallanishenergy.com/2016/02/22/iran-proposes-nuclear-power-cooperation-with-hungary/