As of 31 December 2022

Three VVER-1200 units are currently under construction in Egypt at El Dabaa, on the North Mediterranean coast, 140 km west of Alexandria. A fourth unit is also planned, with significant desalination capacity.

In November 2015 an intergovernmental agreement was signed with Russia to build and operate the four reactors, including fuel supply, used fuel, training and development of regulatory infrastructure. In April 2019 the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) received a site approval permit for the El Dabaa site from the Egyptian Nuclear Regulation and Radiological Authority (ENRRA).

Construction of El Dabaa 1 commenced in July 2022, followed by unit 2 in November 2022 and unit 3 at the beginning of May 2023.

WNN News

Applications made to build El Dabaa units 3 and 4 : World Nuclear News - 12 January 2022

El Dabaa unit 1's core catcher delivered : World Nuclear News - 23 March 2023

Third Egyptian reactor receives construction permit : World Nuclear News - 31 March 2023

Construction begins for El Dabaa unit 2 : World Nuclear News-21 November 2022