Iran will operate Fuel Manufacturing Plant of Isfahan on the 4th anniversary of its national day of nuclear technology, on April 9.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to pay a visit to active centrifuges and technological development of Natanz uranium enrichment facilities and then will inaugurate the FMP during his 55th provincial tour in Isfahan.
The plant is able to produce nuclear fuel tablets, rods and assemblies for Iran's Arak 40-megawatt research reactor which is to be launched within the next two or three years.
Isfahan's FMP has designed different tablet producing lines for different reactors thus it also has the capacity to shift activities to produce nuclear fuel assemblies for Bushehr and Darkhovin power plants respectively with 1000 and 360 megawatts capability.
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