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Rosatom, Burkina Faso Sign Nuclear Power Deal

Rosatom, the Russian nuclear firm, and Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Quarries have inked a deal to construct a nuclear power plant within the country.

Expected to be operational by 2025, this ambitious project aims to bolster Burkina Faso’s electricity output, potentially doubling it by 2030.

Outlined within the agreement are the specifics of the plant’s development, including a roadmap designed to bolster Burkina Faso’s proficiency in nuclear energy and foster the necessary infrastructure for its implementation. Additionally, provisions are made for establishing a regulatory framework tailored to the country’s nuclear energy ambitions.

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According to Yacouba Zabré Gouba, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Energy, Mines, and Quarries, the introduction of this power plant is anticipated to address the nation’s energy shortfall initially and contribute significantly to various socio-economic sectors in the long run.

This collaboration builds upon the memorandum of understanding signed between Burkina Faso and Rosatom in October 2023, indicating a significant step forward in realizing Burkina Faso’s nuclear energy aspirations.

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