IAEA Delivers INIR Mission Report to EgyptMustafa Hegazy
The IAEA delivered the final report of Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission to Egypt on the side lines of the 64th IAEA General Conference this week.
The expert peer review mission reviewed infrastructure development for Egypt’s new nuclear power programm.
On 24 September, Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy handed over the final report of the INIR Phase 2 Mission to Ambassador Mohamed El-Molla, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in Vienna.
Egypt’s steps towards nuclear power
In November 2019, the IAEA conducted an 11-day INIR mission to Egypt at the invitation of the Government to review the country’s nuclear infrastructure development and make recommendations and suggestions to help Egypt move the programme forward.
Egypt has engaged a contractor to construct and commission four 1200 MWe pressurized water reactors at the El-Dabaa site on the Mediterranean coast, about 150 kilometers west of Alexandria.
About INIR Missions
The INIR service, based on the IAEA’s Milestones Approach, assists both embarking countries and those that are expanding their on nuclear power programmes in ensuring that the infrastructure required for the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear power is developed in a responsible and orderly manner.
INIR missions enable IAEA Member State representatives to have in-depth discussions with international experts about conditions and best international practices in the development of a nuclear power programme. In developing its recommendations, the INIR team considers the comments made by the relevant national organizations. Implementation of any of the team’s recommendations is at the discretion of the Member State requesting the mission. The IAEA publishes the INIR mission report on its website 90 days after its delivery to the Member State, unless the State requests in writing that the IAEA not do so.
Last Updated on September 30, 2020