Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Iran has announced that the Bushehr Nuclear Plant will reach full capacity on March 20, the beginning of the Iranian New Year.

Energy Minister Majid Namjoo told ISNA that atomic energy organizations have completed the testing and approval process, and the plant is set to add 1000 megawatts of energy to the national power grid.

Last week, Ukraine’s Energoatom reported that the Bushehr Nuclear Plant is now producing energy at 50 percent of full capacity and is ready for full-capacity production.

The Bushehr Nuclear Plant began construction in 1975 but was interrupted by the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The project got underway once again in 1995 with Russian contractors and was completed this year after many delays.