Egypt becomes 34th INPRO Member

Oct 5, 2011

In response to the IAEA General Conference Resolution GC (53)/RES/13, inviting Member States to join the activities of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO), Egypt has decided to apply for membership in INPRO.

"I would like to express the IAEA's appreciation for the interest in, and expression of support of the Government of Egypt to INPRO and welcome Egypt as a member of INPRO", said Mr Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy and INPRO Project Manager.

Egypt will be represented in INPRO through the country's Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA). As Dr Yassim M Ibrahim, Executive Chairman of NAPPA, pointed out, "NPPA intends to perform a Nuclear Energy System Assessment (NESA) using the INPRO Methodology to assist Egypt in strategic planning and decision making on long-term nuclear energy deployment".

The INPRO Group at the IAEA will be working with the Egyptian counterparts on preparations for the NESA. A ‘kick-off’ meeting is foreseen for late 2011 or early 2012.

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