March 14, 2017 saw the start of works implemented directly at the Bushehr-2 NPP construction site in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The construction start ceremony was attended by representatives of the Principal - Nuclear Power Production & Development Co. of Iran (NPPD), namely: Mr. Jafari, Bushehr NPP Project Manager, Mr. H. Ghaffari, BNPP Operating Co. Managing Director, Mr. A.R.Moradian, OCE Co. Managing Director - Principal’s General Counsel, representatives of the Bushehr Province Mejlis, and other public officials.

The Russian General Contractor via ASE JSC as part of the Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division was represented by CEOs and experts of ASE JSC Representative office in Iran headed by Suren Ambartsumyan, Director for Bushehr NPP Construction.

In his opinion, the process of Bushehr-1 NPP construction contributed to building of a competent team of Russian and Iranian engineering experts that can efficiently handle complex engineering tasks and emergency situations by choosing and implementing the best solutions. The tremendous potential of the Iranian specialists will be involved in the process of Bushehr-2 NPP construction.

Mr. S.Ambartsumyan, Director for Bushehr NPP Construction, voiced his confidence that the teams of Russian and Iranian experts would meet the challenges and guarantee high quality and time standards of the NPP construction.

For reference

In November 2014, Nuclear Power Production and Development Company of Iran» (NPPD) and ASE JSC signed the turnkey EPC contract for construction of WWER-1000 power units 2&3 for Bushehr-2 NPP. The cumulative capacity of 2 units is 2,1 K MWe. The General Contractor is presented by ASE JSC. The new NPP construction deadlines are to be met in 2024 (Unit 2) and in 2026 (Unit 3), correspondingly. The Bushehr-2 NPP project is based on the recent III+ NPP modification that implements unique state-of-the-art engineering solutions and a new safety concept.

As of today, the first three plots of the site have been set up for the beginning of the following works: excavation of man-induced soils, dismantlement of present structures, vertical levelling.

About the company

ASE group of companies was established in the frame of the engineering division of Rosatom State Corporation by merging four leading companies of the industry: (JSC ASE EC - Atomstroyexport JSC - Atomenergoproekt JSC - ATOMPROEKT JSC)

ASE is one of the global leaders in nuclear power engineering and holds 30% of the global NPP construction market.

ASE has representative offices, branch offices and operational offices operating in 15 countries around the world, with almost 80% of its portfolio coming from the projects abroad.

Besides the company also provides services in the field of NPP decommissioning, construction of facilities for RAW and SNF management, research reactors, thermal power plants as well as a full range of EPC, EPC(M) and PMC services for any complex engineering assets. ASE company develops and implements an innovative Multi-D project management system in the area of complex engineering objects construction which allows more efficient budget, time frame and quality management.

The company is headed by Valery Limarenko, President of the Company, Doctor of Economics.