Iran`s Bushehr n-plant almost ready: Russia

Iran`s Bushehr nuclear power plant is almost complete, with all work set to finish on schedule, the chief of Russia`s state-owned nuclear energy company has said.

Updated: Jun 19, 2011, 15:48 PM IST

Moscow: Iran`s Bushehr nuclear power plant is almost complete, with all work set to finish on schedule, the chief of Russia`s state-owned nuclear energy company has said.

"We have an agreed schedule, all of the work is in the final stages... We`ve sent a large group of our specialists to Iran, they are now adjusting the systems," Rosatom Director Sergey Kirienko said.

Under a bilateral agreement, which has received approval from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Russia will initially operate the plant, supplying fuel and taking away the spent fuel for the next two or three years, but will eventually hand over full control to Iran.