About Committee

About Committee

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).


Objectives

  • Maximizing the value-added of the local components in the parts used in El-Dabaa NPP by (20-30)% for the first and second units, and by (30-35)% for the third and fourth units.
  • Supporting the transfer of nuclear power technology by qualifying and training specialized technical personnel within (5) years, to the essential skills, competencies and capabilities needed for working in the nuclear power plant.
  • Enhancing the community participation among the partners of local development (The Ministries – Governmental Authorities – Private Sector) with the Russian side, so that the percentage of number of the local participating companies to the number of the international companies reaches more than (70) %.
  • Egypt to become an electric power exporting country by year (2030).

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.

  • The selection process of the Egyptian national companies and local subcontractors which may participate in the Project in accordance with the determined tendering rules specified by the RP.
  • Education of the Egyptian companies and local Egyptian subcontractors of: (a) the conditions and requirements to be met if they are to participate in the Project; and (b) the regulations specified by the RP in respect of tendering, eligibility and evaluation rules.
  • Development by Egyptian companies and local Egyptian subcontractors of their capabilities and capacities to achieve the technical (including quality and safety) and financial requirements of the RP for participating in the Project.
  • Fulfillment by the RP of its obligations under the EPC Contract in respect of localization of technology and achieving the local participation rate.
  • Overcoming the obstacles which Egyptian companies and local Egyptian subcontractors may face when entering into tenders and agreeing to practices required by the RP in a manner that does not contradict Egyptian laws.
  • Arranging communication (including if needed visits and meetings) with Egyptian companies and local Egyptian subcontractors recommended by the EP in Order to: (a) evaluate their technical and financial capabilities; (b) identify the potential availability of expertise that has the ability to implement the works with the required quality for the Project.