Iran wants to sell small nuclear reactors in Asia and Africa
That reactor could be built in Iran, Tehran's top nuclear official said, Reuters reports.
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." ■