News | 10.10.18

The signing of a contract with Rosatom to develop a nuclear power plant in Egypt

Rosatom has awarded Assystem a first contract to support the development of a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Egypt, in El Dabaa.

Assystem will assist the contractor of the project, AtomStroyExport, a key engineering company of the Rosatom Group, to obtain the necessary licenses and permits in order to build the NPP.

The project complements Assystem’s business strategy, further demonstrates its ability to broaden its international reach, and its nuclear engineering expertise. Assystem is committed to help newcomer countries to develop nuclear energy and partner major nuclear players in exporting their expertise beyond their own borders.

 

Assystem won this contract thanks to its long-standing international reach and expertise in the nuclear sector.

 

Stephane Aubarbier, Assystem COO, said, We are proud to be contributing to the future of the nuclear industry and to support the supply of decarbonised energy to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. We are always striving to make nuclear programmes successful across the globe and make decarbonised electricity always more competitive and safer.”

 

The energy produced from the project will support in meeting Egypt’s energy demand, which has been growing at a rate of more than 10% a year since 2010[1]. In addition, the project will have a significant impact on reducing environmental pollution from fossil fuels. Beyond this, it will help structure  Egypt’s economy and energy industry for years to come and will make Egypt an exporter country of electricity, providing a substantial source of income and thousands of jobs.

About Assystem

Assystem is an international engineering group. As a key participant in the industry for over 50 years, the Group supports its clients in managing their capital expenditure throughout their asset life cycles. Assystem S.A. Is listed on Euronext Paris. For more information please visit www.assystem.com / Follow Assystem on Twitter: @Assystem

Press contacts: Assystem – Anne-Charlotte Dagorn- acdagorn@assystem.com, +33 6 83 03 70 29, Spider- Assystem@wearespider.com – 020 7403 6900

 

About Rosatom
ROSATOM is a Russian state corporation that encompasses more than 300 enterprises and organizations and employs 250K people. Being a global actor on the world’s nuclear technology market, Rosatom’s order portfolio exceeds US $133 billion and consists of 35 power units in signed contracts and intergovernmental agreements, constituting 67% of the NPP construction market worldwide.

[1] https://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/experts-el-dabaa-npp-what%E2%80%99s-store-egypt%E2%80%99s-economy-1094016

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