Iran wants to sell small nuclear reactors in Asia and AfricaStaff writer ▼ | February 20, 2016
Iran has proposed a project with Hungary to design and develop a small nuclear reactor that could be sold across Asia and Africa.
Nuclear energy Iran proposes nuclear power cooperation with Hungary
Iran's Ali Akbar Salehi said he envisaged a joint pilot project with Hungary to design a 25-megawatt reactor and then a reactor of up to 100 megawatts, a size he said would be marketable across Asia and Africa.
He told a conference in Budapest that small reactors would be more affordable to poorer countries and require less cooling water, a critical consideration in Africa and Asia.
"One particular project that I suggested was to see if we can together design a small reactor of 25 megawatts. It was received well and we hope that we can start this project, just on paper.
"It requires a lot of scientific work to come up with such a design, certainly a number of years of hard work. We want to see if we can do this." ■