During the Big Industrial Week in Cairo, Rosatom State Corporation will organize the Nuclear Industry Suppliers Forum for suppliers and contractors of El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant project*

Main Forum events are scheduled for October 8, 2019. The Forum is organized by Rosatom State Corporation and the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt (NPPA) at the venue of the Big Industrial Week Global Industrial and Technical Exhibition and Forum. Business Event LLC (part of Formika Group) is the official operator of the Big Industrial Week.

Forum participants are expected to include top officials of the NPPA, Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division (ASE), which is the general design engineer and contractor of the first Egyptian nuclear power plant, and several foreign companies representing potential suppliers and contractors of the El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant project. Approximately 500 suppliers working in the nuclear power segment will take part in the event.

Forum participants will learn about current and pending tenders for Egypt's first nuclear power plant project, gain an understanding of Rosatom State Corporation procurement system, hold individual business meetings with representatives of the Russian nuclear energy sector involved in the project, and obtain information on participation in the construction of the El Dabaa facility.

"El Dabaa is Egypt's major high-tech megaproject. Russia's Rosatom is indisputably a world leader in the nuclear segment. I believe that the Nuclear Industry Suppliers Forum will become a truly global event and attract not only Egyptian companies, but also suppliers and contractor from other countries," Anton Atrashkin, First Vice-President of Formika Group, stated.

"Rosatom is organizing the Nuclear Industry Suppliers Forum for the second year in a row. As the general contractor, we have already noted the efficiency of this communications site. Last year showed that the Forum helped potential suppliers gain a better understanding of Rosatom procurement system and learn about the nuances of our current and prospective procurement procedures under the El Dabaa NPP project. Moreover, the Forum provides Egyptian partners with a great opportunity to establish direct contact with representatives of Rosatom companies working on the project. We invite both Egyptian companies and large international enterprises to participate in the Forum," Grigory Sosnin, ASE Vice-President for NPP Construction in Egypt, pointed out.

* For participation in the Nuclear Industry Suppliers Forum for suppliers and contractors of El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant project of the Rosatom State Corporation, additional registration is required. Registration deadlines will be announced shortly.

Reference: El Dabaa NPP
El Dabaa NPP (Egypt), which will comprise four VVER Gen III+ nuclear reactors («the water-water energetic reactor», or VVER - pressurized water reactors), is constructed under a contracts came into force on December 11, 2017. The project stipulates the construction of four 1.2GW power generation units. In addition to building the facility, the Russian contractor will supply nuclear fuel over the plant’s entire operational lifetime. Rosatom will also assist in personnel training, in the operation and maintenance of the El Dabaa NPP for the first ten years of its operation. As part of yet another contract, the Russian side will construct a purpose-built storage and supply containers for storing spent fuel eThe first power of the El Dabaa NPP.

ASE (Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division) was created through merger of the following top nuclear power companies: ASE EC JSC, Atomstroyexport JSC, Atomenergoproekt JSC, and ATOMPROEKT JSC. ASE is a global leader in nuclear power engineering with a 31% share of the global NPP construction market. ASE has its missions, representative offices, and affiliated companies in 15 countries. Foreign projects account for almost 80% of the company portfolio. ASE designs and constructs high-power NPPs, facilities for radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management, and heat power sites. The company also renders a full scope of EPC, EPC(M), and PMC services for a wide range of complex engineering facilities.
The first Nuclear Industry Suppliers Forum organized by Rosatom State Corporation and the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt (NPPA) was held on November 25-26, 2018 in Cairo. Forum participants included more than 400 representatives of Egyptian companies specializing in construction, machine building, engineering, and equipment supply, as well as top Egyptian media.