The Egyptian government has announced that 100 local electricity, construction, installation and consultancy firms will work on the development of the Al Dabaa nuclear power plant, Daily News Egypt reported.
Orascom, Arab Contractors, ElSewedy Electric, Hassan Allam, Petrojet, Falcon, Schneider Electric Egypt, and ABB Transformers have all been nominated for the project, which will be managed by Russian nuclear energy company Rosatom, according to Ecofin Agency.
An interdepartmental committee will choose the participating companies, oversee the project and coordinate with Rosatom. The committee will be including representatives of the Ministries of Electricity, Military Production, Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Defense, and Trade and Industry. Representatives of public institutions in the nuclear sub-sector will also sit on the committee.
Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachev recently announced that the construction of the plant could start in 2020, Al Ahram reported.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the signing of the Dabaa agreement and officially launched the nuclear plant during Putin’s visit to Cairo in December 2017.