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    The physical start-up of the second power unit of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is scheduled for October 2024, the data on public procurement published by Russia's Rosatom state nuclear agency on Friday suggests.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the information on public procurement, the launch of the plant's third unit is planned for April 2026.

    The Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant started operating in Iran in 2011 and reached full capacity the following year. In April 2016, the unit was finally handed over to Iran, officially completing its construction stage.

    An agreement to expand civilian nuclear energy cooperation and construct a total of eight additional nuclear reactors at Bushehr was signed between Russia and Iran on November 11, 2014.


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