Nuclear power can play an important role in providing improved access to affordable energy on a sustainable basis. Developing a nuclear power programme is a major undertaking and involves many complex and interrelated activities of long duration — usually about 10–15 years. These activities involve, among others, planning, preparation and investment in a sustainable infrastructure that provides the legal, regulatory, technological, human resources and industrial support to ensure that nuclear power is used exclusively for peaceful purposes and in a safe and secure manner. Careful planning in the early stages of a programme across a wide range of national infrastructure issues can help to instil confidence in the States’s ability to legislate, regulate, construct, and safely and securely operate a nuclear power plant.
National industrial involvement in emerging nuclear power States is one of the major areas of concern when developing a nuclear power programme. Many goods and services are required to construct a nuclear power plant and to support its operation. Industries are needed that can comply with strict codes and standards and rigorous quality programmes associated with these goods and services. Most States have an objective to increase national and local participation or to ‘localize’ those parts of industrial involvement where national industries can cost effectively achieve these high standards.
In support of a country’s industrial involvement, there needs to be a general infrastructural framework within which industries can operate. These supporting infrastructures have a direct influence on the response of national industries to the requirements of nuclear technology. The industrial sector cannot develop if there are not any qualified personnel to staff the necessary functions., Similarly, industry cannot operate without a legal framework that establishes regulations, directives, codes and standards, licensing, quality assurance and enforcement. In addition, communications and transport are vital to industry, as well as R&D infrastructures and a legal framework to regulate the whole sector.
Thus, The Joint committee of localization (JCL) with the Russian Party, has formed with Respect to Local Participation in the El-DABAA Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).
Vision & Mission
Egypt to be able to increase localization percentage of the technology of nuclear power plants by making the maximum use of all available local resources and technical and human capabilities, in order to support Egypt’s comprehensive development.