El Dabaa 1 is a 1,194MW nuclear reactor planned in Matruh, Egypt. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently at the under construction stage. The construction of the reactor is likely to commence in Jul, 2022. Buy the profile here.


El Dabaa 1 is a Generation III+ nuclear reactor being developed by Atomstroyexport and State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, are the main contractors for the project.

The 1,194MW reactor is currently owned and will be operated by Egyptian Nuclear Power Plants Authority. The company has a stake of 100%.

El Dabaa 1 is a type of PWR reactor. It will feature 163 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. The project cost is expected to be around $5,250m.

Development status

The reactor construction is expected to commence from Jul, 2022.

Contractors Involved

The steam turbines for the reactor is likely to be supplied by GE Power and Turbine Technology AAEM. Atomproekt is expected to be the architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system is likely to be supplied by State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. The reactor vessel is expected to be supplied by AEM-technology.

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About Atomstroyexport

Atomstroyexport (ASE) is an engineering company of State Corporation, Rosatom. The company designs and constructs nuclear power facilities. It is an export import company that helps foreign customers in constructing and commissioning nuclear power projects (NPP). ASE also carries out the process of reconstruction of the earlier-built nuclear power plants. In addition, the company also provides specialty services, which include survey, training, design, and engineering services, manufacture and supply of equipment and operation of power plants. ASE utilizes light water reactor installations of VVER type of technology for the construction of NPP. It also participates in the international tenders offering its upgraded NPPs with water moderated water-cooled reactors. The company has presence in Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovakia, India, China and Ukraine among others. ASE is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

About State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom

State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (ROSATOM) is the Russian Federation national nuclear technology company. It provides a wide range of services in the nuclear production chain, from uranium exploration and mining, uranium conversion and enrichment, nuclear fuel fabrication, mechanical engineering, NPP design and construction, power generation, nuclear facility decommissioning, and nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management. The company generates electricity from nuclear and supplies that to customers. ROSATOM integrates various enterprises and organizations, including research institutes in civilian and defense sectors. It also participates in mining projects in the Arctic region. ROSATOM is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.


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