CNNC signs Arak redesign agreement in Vienna

CNNC signs Arak redesign agreement in Vienna

Overview

  • Release Date: April 23, 2017

Last April 23rd, the representative of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and China National Nuclear signed  in Vienna an agreement to redesign Arak plant. The agreement constitutes an important step, since the meeting last November in Tehran between Sun Qin (CNNC) and Ali Akbar Salehi (AEOI).

According to the agreement the Chinese side will review and verify the new design and its compliance with that international security and safety standards.

The baseline design phase has been completed on March 2017 by the Iranian experts, and the documents have been submitted to the Chinese side. It has been since returned to Iran for this next phase.

Both delegations conducted intensive negotiations since last year to prepare the agreement draft in Beijing and the signature in Vienna.

This agreement paves the way to additional contracts to be signed  at a later stage for the Arak reactor.

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.

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